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In the Interest of N.M. and S.M., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Gregory H. Stoebe
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.