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Case No. 20-0278

In the Interest of H.F., Minor Child

T.F., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Barbara J. Westphal

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Alesha Sigmeth Roberts

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Franklin County, Peter B. Newell, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS:  The father does not dispute the statutory basis for termination of his rights.  We find termination of his parental rights is in the child’s best interests.  We also conclude it would not be in the child’s best interests to grant the father an additional six months to work on reunification.  We affirm the juvenile court’s decision terminating the father’s parental rights.

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