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Case No. 18-2029

In the Interest of I.S., Minor Child

E.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

William Monroe

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Mother

Trent A. Henkelvig

Guardian ad litem

Timothy K. Wink

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Louisa County, Emily Dean, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (4 pages)

            The father of I.S., born 2009, appeals the juvenile court’s permanency order.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the juvenile court I.S. could not be placed with the father, and it is in her best interest to maintain her in the care of her great-aunt.  We find no basis to amend the permanency order, which left visitation at the discretion of the Iowa Department of Human Services while directing the opening of a guardianship proceeding.

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