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Case No. 21-1521

In the Interest of M.W., Minor Child

J.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Sara E. Benson

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Justin R. Wyatt


Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Harrison County, Jennifer Bahr, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (10 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State proved grounds for termination existed, a permissive exception to termination does not apply so as to save the parent-child relationship, and reasonable efforts towards reunification were provided to the father.  Accordingly, the termination of his parental rights is affirmed.

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