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Case No. 19-1912

In the Interest of M.D., Minor Child

C.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Randall L. Jackson

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lynn Poschner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, S.J.  (5 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to M.D., born in June 2018.  The father challenges the statutory grounds for termination and maintains the court should have applied a permissive factor to save the parent-child relationship, as M.D. remains in the custody of her mother.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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