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Case No. 19-1806

In the Interest of C.Y., Minor Child

D.Y., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kley B. De Jong

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jenny L. Winterfeld

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Daniel P. Vakulskas, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  He argues clear and convincing evidence has not been produced to show the statutory grounds for terminating his parental rights and argues the State has not met its burden to make reasonable efforts to return the child to his care.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supported terminating the father’s parental rights.  The father’s argument regarding reasonable efforts by the State to return the child to his care was not preserved for our review.  We affirm.

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