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In the Interest of B.C., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Adam E. Kehrwald
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.