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Case No. 20-1722

In the Interest of E.M. and A.M., Minor Children

P.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Mark D. Fisher

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Robert Davison

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Carrie K. Bryner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART AND REVERSED IN PART.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Greer, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A father of two children appeals the adjudication of the children as in need of assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: Because of the father’s ongoing substance-abuse issues, we affirm adjudication under Iowa Code section 232.2(6)(c)(2) and (p) (2020).  But, because the State failed to show the children have already received inadequate care as a result of his substance abuse, we reverse adjudication under section 232.2(6)(n).

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