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In the Interest of H.T., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Attorney for Appellee State
Charles K. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.