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Case No. 20-1547

In the Interest of O.N., Minor Child

O.N., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Christian J. Stickrod

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Mary Cowdrey

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1547
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, Paul G. Crawford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child, born in 2015, pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(b) (2020).  He argues the juvenile court denied him “due process in terminating his parental rights on a ground not argued by the State” and urges the statutory exception to termination contained in section 232.116(3)(a) should have been applied to preclude termination.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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