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In the Interest of L.N., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
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 Pottawattamie County, Eric J. Nelson, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Doyle, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Blane, S.J. Opinion by Blane, S.J. (7 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to a one-year-old child. OPINION HOLDS: The State showed by clear and convincing evidence the statutory grounds for termination where the parent fails to maintain significant and meaningful contact with the child. We further determine it was in the child’s best interests to terminate the father’s parental rights and move toward a permanent home. Finally, the father waived any argument the State failed to make reasonable efforts to reunite him with the child. We affirm the termination.