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Case No. 19-0354

In the Interest of D.C. and K.C., Minor Children

S.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Martha L. Cox

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Neill Kroeger

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0354
Date Published:
May 15, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Phillip J. Tabor, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his children, asking us to place the children in a guardianship with a relative and apply one of the statutory exceptions to termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the evidence, we agree termination is in the children’s best interests and decline to apply the exception to termination provided in Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(a) (2018). 

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