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Case No. 20-0923

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In the Interest of O.W., Minor Child

K.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Douglas L. Roehrich

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Meret Thali

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: Because clear and convincing evidence shows the child cannot be returned to the father’s care without risk of further adjudicatory harm, the grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2020) have been met.  Because termination is in the child’s best interests, we affirm.

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