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Case No. 22-1178

In the Interest of K.W., Minor Child

D.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Cathleen J. Siebrecht

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Agnes G. Warutere

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 19, 2022

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

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  He argues the juvenile court should have extended his deadline for reunification.  He also contends the State failed to offer clear and convincing evidence that his parental rights should be terminated under statutory grounds.  OPINION HOLDS: The record does not support the father’s claims for relief.  The father offered no factors justifying a delay in termination and, because the child has been removed for a sufficient amount of time, we find statutory grounds satisfied.  We affirm.

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