In the Interest of B.C., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant
Joel T.S. Greer
Attorney for Appellee
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Heard by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ., but decided by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ. Opinion by Mullins, J. (10 pages)
A guardian appeals the district court’s dismissal of his petition to terminate a mother’s parental rights under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2018), upon its conclusion termination would not be in the child’s best interests. OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court that the guardian did not carry his evidentiary burden to show termination is in the child’s best interests. Consequently, we affirm the court’s ruling dismissing the termination petition.