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Case No. 19-0804

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In the Interest of D.D., Minor Child

J.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Teresa M. Pope

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Erin Romar

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Glenn E. Pille, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (13 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: Under the facts and circumstances of this case, the State provided reasonable services for reunification and the child could not be returned to the father’s care at the time of the termination-of-parental-rights hearing.  And even considering the father’s parole, additional time under section 232.104(2)(b) is unjustified.  We therefore affirm the order terminating the father’s parental rights.

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