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Case No. 19-2110

In the Interest of K.W., Minor Child

J.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Gabriel Brio Porter

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly Graham

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART AND REMANDED FOR ENTRY OF A NUNC PRO TUNC ORDER.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals from a district court order terminating his parental rights with respect to his daughter, K.W.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court’s determination that termination was in the child’s best interests, and we decline to apply the permissive exceptions to termination found in Iowa Code section 232.116(3) (2019).  Finally, we reject the father’s contention that his due process rights were violated by the district court’s scrivener’s error in the termination order.  The termination order is affirmed.

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