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In the Interest of M.W., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Christopher A. Clausen
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Jane K. Odland
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Steven J. Holwerda, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (5 pages)
A father appeals a permanency order transferring guardianship and custody of his child to her maternal aunt. He contends (1) the child should have been placed with him during the child-in-need-of-assistance proceedings and (2) the district court erred in ordering a guardianship with the aunt. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s refusal to transfer the child to the father’s custody during the proceedings as well as the court’s transfer of guardianship and custody to the maternal aunt following the permanency hearing.