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Case No. 18-0384

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In the Interest of J.C.W., Minor Child

James Schut and Tiffannie Schut, Guardians-Petitioners-Appellees

J.W., Mother-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Kley B. DeJong

Attorney for Appellees

Jenny L. Winterfeld

Attorney and Guardian ad litem

Kelly J. Goslinga

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Brian L. Michaelson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (3 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2017).  OPINION HOLDS: Because the mother abandoned the child by failing to maintain substantial and continuous or repeated contact with the child as defined in section 600A.8(3)(b), we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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