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Case No. 19-0334

In the Interest of C.M., Minor Child

N.P., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Travis A. Inghram

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Josh Schier

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Jennifer S. Bailey, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his son, C.M., arguing the court should have permitted him an additional six months to work toward reunification, and the closeness of the parent-child relationship outweighs termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find no grounds for a delay in C.M.’s permanency, and because we do not believe the bond between the father and C.M. overrides the need for termination, we affirm the juvenile court’s termination of the father’s rights.

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