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Case No. 19-1884

In the Interest of M.B. and R.B., Minor Children

S.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

David R. Fiester

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly A. Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (13 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his two children.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the State proved the statutory grounds for terminating the father’s parental rights to both children, termination is in the children’s best interest, and consideration of the father’s refusal to participate in drug testing does not violate the constitutional prohibition on unreasonable search and seizure.  Therefore, we affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights to both children.

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