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Case No. 19-0870

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In the Interest of B.P., Minor Child

R.L., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Daniel M. Northfield

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Erin Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0870
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (4 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his minor child.  OPINION HOLDS: The father does not challenge the statutory grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(b) (2018), which does not require reasonable efforts toward reunification.  Regardless, the father failed to demand additional efforts and waived the issue on appeal.  We affirm the juvenile court’s termination of the father’s parental rights.

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