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Case No. 20-0036

In the Interest of I.J. and M.J., Minor Children

C.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

J. David Zimmerman

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Brian P. Donnelly

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Mark Fowler, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Greer, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (8 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The children could not be returned to the father’s care, satisfying the statutory grounds for termination.  Termination is in the children’s best interests, and the bond between the father and children is not strong enough to preclude termination.

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