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Case No. 22-1595

In the Interest of R.M., Minor Child

A.P., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Debra S. De Jong

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Mackenzie Moran, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Michelle M. Hynes

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monona County, Mark C. Cord III, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

                The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to R.M., who was born in 2020.  The father challenges the grounds for termination, argues the loss of his rights is not in the child’s best interests, and maintains he should be given additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2022). 

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