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Case No. 21-1673

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In the Interest of R.G.-O., Minor Child

D.O., Petitioner-Appellee

J.G.-M., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Amanda T. Adams

Attorney for Appellee

Sarah A. Reindl

Guardian ad Litem

Mark A. Milder

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1673
Date Published:
May 11, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Chickasaw County, David F. Staudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the order terminating his parental rights to his child under Iowa Code section 600A.8 (2020).  OPINION HOLDS: The district court properly considered events that occurred after the filing of the termination petition.  Because clear and convincing evidence shows the father abandoned the child under section 600A.8(3)(b) and termination is in the child’s best interests, we affirm.

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