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Case No. 20-0072

In the Interest of E.G., Minor Child

E.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jeremy L. Merrill

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child, E.G., born in late 2017.  The juvenile court terminated the father’s rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019).  The father challenges the statutory ground and maintains the loss of his rights is not in the child’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: Because E.G. could not be returned to the father’s care at the time of the termination hearing and it is in the child’s best interests, we affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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