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Case No. 22-0361

In the Interest of B.D. and C.D., Minor Children

C.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Alexander S. Momany

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Carrie K. Bryner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (10 pages)

A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to two children, claiming the juvenile court should have granted concurrent jurisdiction so the father could pursue a bridge order.  The father also urges that the juvenile court should have applied a permissive exception to preclude termination.  OPINION HOLDS: On these facts, a bridge order is not appropriate.  We, like the juvenile court, decline to apply a permissive exception to preclude termination.  Accordingly, we affirm. 

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