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Case No. 19-1384

In the Interest of M.T., Minor Child

M.T., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Sara Strain Linder

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Anthony Haughton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Deborah Farmer Minot, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court order waiving the requirement that the Iowa Department of Human Services make reasonable efforts to return his child to his care.  OPINION HOLDS:  The father could not care for the child after three years.  Extending the time to offer additional services will not correct the conditions that led to the child’s removal.  Because aggravated circumstances exist to warrant waiving the reasonable-efforts requirement, we affirm.

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