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Case No. 20-0625

In the Interest of A.F., Minor Child

J.F., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Michael S. Fisher

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Misty White Willis

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

No. 20-0625   IN RE A.F.

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., May, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child.  He contends the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court, the court should have granted him additional time to work toward reunification, the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification, and termination was not in the child’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the decision of the juvenile court to terminate the father’s parental rights. 

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