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Case No. 20-0381

In the Interest of G.G., D.G., M.G., P.J., and C.G., Minor Children

F.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Shawn L. Ditsworth

Attorney for Appellee State

Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Sandy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clay County, Andrew Smith, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and May, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (3 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  He does not dispute the grounds for termination exist, but argues the juvenile court erred in not transferring the children to the guardianship of the paternal grandmother.  OPINION HOLDS: We adopt the juvenile court’s finding that a guardianship with the grandmother is not in the children’s best interests.  We find no reason to disturb the court’s ruling terminating the father’s parental rights and therefore affirm.  

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