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In the Interest of M.T., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Sara Strain Linder
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Deborah Farmer Minot, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Doyle, P.J. (4 pages)
A father appeals the juvenile court order waiving the requirement that the Iowa Department of Human Services make reasonable efforts to return his child to his care. OPINION HOLDS: The father could not care for the child after three years. Extending the time to offer additional services will not correct the conditions that led to the child’s removal. Because aggravated circumstances exist to warrant waiving the reasonable-efforts requirement, we affirm.