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In the Interest of R.G., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant
Attorney for Appellee
Guardian ad Litem
Sarah E. Dewein
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (10 pages)
Thomas appeals the private termination of his parental rights, contending he did not abandon his child and that termination was not in the child’s best interests. OPINION HOLDS: The child’s mother, Lindsay, failed to provide clear and convincing evidence of abandonment. Having failed to meet her burden, we do not consider Thomas’s best-interests argument. We reverse and remand.