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Case No. 19-2079

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In the Interest of H.B., Minor Child

J.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Raya D. Dimitrova

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020

            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.

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