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Case No. 18-1659

In the Interest of M.D., Minor Child

D.S., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jesse A. Macro Jr.

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha L. Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kayla Ann J. Stratton

Attorney for Intervenors

Jessica A. Millage

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1659
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the father has not seen the child since February 2017, has unresolved substance-abuse issues, and is incarcerated, terminating his parental rights is in the child’s best interests.  The evidence shows the Iowa Department of Human Services did not fail to consider the child’s placement with the paternal grandmother.

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