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Case No. 21-1963

In the Interest of P.H. and P.H., Minor Children

P.H., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Nicholas Bailey

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

ConGarry D. Williams

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (3 pages)

            A father appeals the establishment of a guardianship for his two children in this child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding.  He argues the juvenile court should have granted him more time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: Given the father’s refusal to engage in services, we do not believe the need for removal would no longer remain after an additional six months.  So we do not grant the father additional time to work toward reunification.

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