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In the Interest of X.A. and A.A., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
Dean A. Fankhauser
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Natalie Deerr, Assistant Attorneys General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (9 pages)
The father appeals the termination of his parental rights, contending there is not clear and convincing evidence to support termination and, in any event, termination is not in the children’s best interests. OPINION HOLDS: We find no reason to disturb the court’s findings as they are supported by clear and convincing evidence the children cannot be returned to the father’s custody at present. After two years of juvenile court proceedings, these children deserve permanency. Termination is in the children’s best interests. We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.