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In the Interest of N.C., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant
Carly M. Schomaker
Attorney for Appellee
Cynthia D. Hucks
Guardian ad Litem
Ryan J. Mitchell
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS. Heard by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (14 pages)
A child’s legal guardian appeals the juvenile court order denying her petition to terminate the parental rights of the father, D.C. OPINION HOLDS: We find the father has abandoned the child within the meaning of the statute and termination of his parental rights is in the best interests of the child. We reverse the juvenile court order and remand with instructions to enter an order terminating the parental rights of both parents.