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Case No. 20-1401

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In the Interest of N.M. and S.M., Minor Children

K.M., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Douglas Cook

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Gregory H. Stoebe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Joseph L. Tofilon, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Schumacher, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (5 pages)

                A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his two children.  He challenges the sufficiency of evidence supporting the statutory grounds for termination, claims termination is contrary to the children’s best interests, and requests an additional six months to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the father’s parental rights.

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