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In the Interest of M.Q. and C.Q., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
Andrew J. Smith
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Kara L. Minnihan
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Mary L. McCollum Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (7 pages)
A father appeals from termination of his parental rights to two children. OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review of the record, we reach the same conclusion as the juvenile court which said the father’s actions “are the epitome of the word abandonment.” We further conclude it is in the children’s best interests to terminate the father’s parental rights.