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Case No. 20-0748

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In the Interest of H.T., Minor Child

W.T., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Judy Johnson

Attorney for Appellee State

Charles K. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Alexandra Nelissen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0748
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child, contending (I) the juvenile court should have placed the child in a guardianship with one of his relatives as an alternative to termination; (II) termination of his parental rights was not in the child’s best interests; and (III) the department of human services failed to timely notify and investigate his relatives as potential placement options.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm.

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