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In the Interest of S.M., Minor Child
D.M. and S.B., Respondents-Appellees
Attorney for Appellant
Sarah A. Reindl
Attorney for Appellee D.M.
Megan R. Rosenberg
Attorney for Appellee S.B.
Vanessa L. Arzberger
Guardian ad Litem
Mark A. Milder
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Colleen D. Weiland, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Badding, J. (12 pages)
In this consolidated appeal, a biological father appeals the termination of his parental rights and dismissal of his petition to overcome the paternity of an established father. OPINION HOLDS: On our review of the record, we find the established father proved by clear and convincing evidence that the biological father abandoned the child pursuant to Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) and that it is in her best interests to terminate his parental rights. We further find that the biological father’s petition to overcome paternity should be dismissed pursuant to section 600B.41A(6)(a).