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Case No. 22-0497

In the Interest of E.M. and C.M., Minor Children

K.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jennifer Frese

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Judith Jennings Hoover

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (6 pages)

            A father challenges the termination of his parental rights, asserting the grounds for termination have not been established and termination is not in the child’s best interests, the court should apply an exception to termination because the children are in a relative’s custody, and the State did not make reasonable efforts to reunite him with the children.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm.

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