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Case No. 20-0357

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In the Interest of M.P. and C.P., Minor Children

K.P., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

David R. Fiester

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020

            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.

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