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Case No. 19-2002

In the Interest of A.W., Minor Child

M.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Karen A. Taylor

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Brent Pattison

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to a child, born in 2015.  He contends (1) the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the district court; (2) termination was not in the child’s best interests; and (3) the district court should have invoked certain exceptions to termination.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights to his child.

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