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In the Interest of I.J. and M.J., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
J. David Zimmerman
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Brian P. Donnelly
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Mark Fowler, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Greer, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Gamble, S.J. Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (8 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: The children could not be returned to the father’s care, satisfying the statutory grounds for termination. Termination is in the children’s best interests, and the bond between the father and children is not strong enough to preclude termination.