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Case No. 22-1503

In the Interest of S.W., Minor Child


P.N., Mother, Petitioner-Appellee

R.W., Father, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Mary M. Lauver

Attorney for Appellee Mother

Jessica L. Morton

Guardian ad Litem

James Edward Heiliger

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 11, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sac County, Joseph B. McCarville, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child under Iowa Code chapter 600A (2022).  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence shows the father, who is scheduled for release from federal prison in 2039, is unlikely to be released from prison in less than five years.  Because termination is in the child’s best interests, we affirm.

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