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Case No. 20-0897

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In the Interest of Z.M.H., f/k/a Baby G.

R.G. and S.G., Petitioners-Appellees

J.P., Father-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Brian T. Bappe

Attorney for Appellees

James W. Thornton

Guardian ad Litem

Amanda L. Green

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (7 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights in this private termination action.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there is clear and convincing evidence in the record to support termination of the father’s parental rights on the ground of abandonment.  We conclude it is in the child’s best interests to terminate the father’s parental rights.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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