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Case No. 20-1134

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In the Interest of N.D., Minor Child

M.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Michael M. Lindeman

Attorney for Appellee State

Chandlor Collins and Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly A. Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            The biological father appeals from the order terminating his parental rights to the child.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence supports the statutory grounds for termination, termination of the father’s parental rights is in the child’s best interests, and the juvenile court correctly denied the father an additional six months to work toward unification.

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