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Case No. 20-0547

In the Interest of P.J., Minor Child

B.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Joseph P. Goedken

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah Wenke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., May, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court decision terminating his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there is sufficient evidence in the record to support termination of the father’s parental rights.  The father did not preserve his claim regarding reasonable efforts.  Termination of the father’s parental rights is in the child’s best interests, and none of the exceptions to termination should be applied.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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