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Case No. 22-1729

In the Interest of A.J., Minor Child


J.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Shannon M. Leighty

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole S. Facio

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, 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.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2022).  The father is not entitled to another extension of time, and termination is in the child’s best interests.  Because there is no evidence termination would be detrimental to the child based on the closeness of the parent-child bond, we affirm.

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