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Case No. 22-0607

In the Interest of C.S., Minor Child

J.S., Intervenor-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Intervenor

Alexander S. Momany

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie Gunderson Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            The maternal grandfather appeals the juvenile court’s decision denying his petition to remove the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) as the legal guardian of C.S. following the termination of the rights of the child’s parents.  OPINION HOLDS: DHS did not act unreasonably or irresponsibly, and the maternal grandfather has not shown DHS failed to act in the child’s best interests by placing the child with the maternal grandmother.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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