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Case No. 20-1247

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In the Interest of R.S., Minor Child

M.S., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Peter Stiefel

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Misty White

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1247
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Keokuk County, Daniel Kitchen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (9 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the father was not prejudiced by the disputed exhibit, clear and convincing evidence supports termination, termination is in the child’s best interests, no factor weighs against termination, and a guardianship is not appropriate.  We affirm and remand to the juvenile court for entry of a nunc pro tunc order.

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