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In the Interest of M.P. and C.P., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
David R. Fiester
Attorney for Appellee State
Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., May, J., and Vogel, S.J. Opinion by Vogel, S.J. (7 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights. He asserts the grounds for termination were not met, termination is not in the children’s best interests, and his bond with the children precludes termination. OPINION HOLDS: Because the father has shown little or no progress in being able to safely parent the children, we agree with the juvenile court and affirm.