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Case No. 21-0788

In the Interest of K.M, E.T., J.K. and J.K.

B.K., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Joseph G. Martin

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick

Guardian ad Litem

Andrew Abbott

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Daniel L. Block, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights and denying his request to be named the guardian of two other children.  OPINION HOLDS: It is in the best interests of the father’s two biological children to terminate his parental rights.  Also, the court properly decided not to apply any of the exceptions to termination of parental rights.  In addition, it is not in the best interests of the other two children to be placed in the father’s care under a guardianship.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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