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Case No. 19-1116

In the Interest of L.R., Minor Child

L.R., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Andrew C. Abbott

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Melissa Anderson-Seeber

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Daniel L. Block, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his nine-year-old son.  The juvenile court terminated the father’s rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d), (e), and (f) (2018).  The father challenges the statutory grounds for termination, maintains the juvenile court should have applied a permissive factor to avoid termination, and argues an extension of time to work toward reunification is in the child’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: For all the reasons listed herein, we affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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