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Case No. 20-0466

In the Interest of Z.M., Minor Child

T.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Brian T. Bappe

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Leighty

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court’s permanency order that established a guardianship for his child.  He contends the Iowa Department of Human Services did not make reasonable efforts toward reunification and a guardianship is not in the child’s best interest.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the father did not preserve error on his reasonable-efforts claim.  And we conclude establishment of a guardianship is in the child’s best interest.

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