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Case No. 21-0334

In the Interest of B.M. and B.M., Minor Children

B.M., Father Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

T. Cody Farrens

Attorneys for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Diane Murphy Smith, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Lori Kolpin

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 04, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (9 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his children, born in 2018 and 2019, pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d), (e), (h), and (i) (2020).  He challenges the sufficiency of evidence as to each ground for termination, argues termination is contrary to the children’s best interests given the closeness of the parent-child bonds, and requests additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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