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In the Interest of M.D., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Kimberly A. Graham
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Mullins, P.J., Bower, J., and Vogel, S.J. Opinion by Mullins, P.J. (4 pages)
The father appeals a dispositional order in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding, challenging the court’s denial of his request for modification of placement and placing the child with the mother. OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review and in consideration of the best interests of the child, we conclude the court’s determination that placement with the mother is the least restrictive alternative is supported by clear and convincing evidence. We affirm the dispositional order.