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Case No. 19-0515

In the Interest of G.W., Minor Child

G.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Edward S. Fishman

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (8 pages)

            A father appeals the order terminating his parental rights to one child.  He contends the State did not prove statutory grounds for termination, reasonable efforts to reunify, or that termination is in the child’s best interests.  He also alleges the court should have denied the petition based on the closeness of the parent-child relationship.  In the alternative, he asks to delay permanency for six months.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we agree with the conclusions of the juvenile court—the father admitted he was not in a position to resume care of the child, and his remaining arguments fail.  We affirm. 

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