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In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Michael H. Johnson
Attorney for Appellee State
Anna T. Stoeffler (until withdrawal) and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dickinson County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Gamble, S.J. Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (7 pages)
A father appeals the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the father waived his claim the State did not engage in reasonable efforts to reunite him with the child, there is sufficient evidence in the record to support termination, the juvenile court properly denied the father’s request for additional time, and termination is in the child’s best interests. We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.