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In the Interest of I.M. and A.M., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
Larry J. Pettigrew
Attorney for Appellee State
Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Dusty L. Clements
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 Tabor, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (4 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his two children, arguing termination is not in the children’s best interests. OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the father was in no position to parent his children safely, and we agree with the district court that termination of his parental rights is in the children’s best interests. We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights to the children.