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In the Interest of H.B., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Raya D. Dimitrova
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J. Opinion by Carr, S.J. (6 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child. OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports terminating the father’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2019), and termination is in the child’s best interests. We decline to apply Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(a) to avoid termination. We affirm.