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Case No. 22-0002

In the Interest of J.W., Minor Child

S.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kelsey Knight

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Leighty

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 29, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  He challenges the statutory grounds authorizing termination and claims termination is not in the child’s best interest.  OPINION HOLDS: The child could not be safely returned to the father’s care, and termination is in the child’s best interest.

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