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Case No. 19-0388

In the Interest of M.D., Minor Child

R.V., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Magdalena Reese

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kimberly A. Graham

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Bower, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J.  (4 pages)

            The father appeals a dispositional order in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding, challenging the court’s denial of his request for modification of placement and placing the child with the mother.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review and in consideration of the best interests of the child, we conclude the court’s determination that placement with the mother is the least restrictive alternative is supported by clear and convincing evidence.  We affirm the dispositional order. 

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