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Case No. 20-1198

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In the Interest of W.E. and D.J., Minor Children

J.E., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jared Weber

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Debra S. De Jong

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Daniel P. Vakulskas, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (10 pages)

            The father appeals the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights to the children.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we find a statutory ground for terminating the father’s parental rights, termination is in the children’s best interest, and an additional six months will not alleviate the need for the children’s removal from the father’s care.  As a result, we affirm the juvenile court.

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