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Case No. 22-0857

In the Interest of Z.B., Minor Child

U.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Karen A. Taylor

Attorney for Appellee State

Chandlor Collins, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Judy D. Johnson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            The father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  The father argues the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination, termination is not in the child’s best interests, and the juvenile court should have used a permissive exception to avoid termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Because grounds for termination exist, termination is in the child’s best interests, and the permissive exception is not appropriate, we affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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