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Case No. 21-1933

In the Interest of T.M., Minor Child

M.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Larry J. Pettigrew

Attorney for Appellee State

Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Matthew Mauk

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (9 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Because grounds for termination exist, further extension of time is unwarranted, the child needs and deserves to live in a drug and violence-free home, and the father-child bond does not weigh against termination, we affirm.

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