In the Interest of A.F., Minor Child
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
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.