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Case No. 18-1059

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In the Interest of B.C., Minor Child

S.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Adam E. Kehrwald

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Shireen Carter

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Decatur County, Monty W. Franklin, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J. (7 pages)

           The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to B.C., born in 2011, arguing he can care for his child at present.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the trial court that the child cannot be returned to the father at present without risk of adjudicatory harm.  Because there is clear and convincing evidence to support termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2018) and termination is in the child’s best interest, we affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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