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Case No. 18-1000

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In the Interest of M.W., Minor Child

S.S., Father-Appellant

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

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

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.

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