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Case No. 18-2099

In the Interest of A.Z., Minor Child

J.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Ryan R. Gravett

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Erin Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: The father has waived argument concerning the termination of his parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(l) (2018).  Because we need only find termination proper on one ground cited by the district court, we may affirm on the termination on this ground.  The evidence shows termination, not long-term guardianship, is in the child’s best interests.  Accordingly, we affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights. 

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