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Case No. 20-0211

In the Interest of A.K., Minor Child

H.K., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Larry Brock

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Katie E. Lujan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jefferson County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the order terminating his parental rights to an eleven-year-old daughter.  He contends he would have been ready to parent within six months because he would be released from prison on parole soon.  OPINION HOLDS: There is insufficient evidence in the record, other than the father’s assertions, that he will be released on parole in the near future.  He has also never parented the child because he has been incarcerated in another state most of her life.  We do not have reason to believe the need for removal will no longer exist after an extension of six months.  Therefore, we affirm the juvenile court order. 

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