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Case No. 21-0306

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In the Interest of M.B., Minor Child

T.Z., Father Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Michael S. Fisher

Attorney for Appellee State

Tabitha J. Gardner, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Samuel K. Earhart

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (11 pages)

            A father appeals the juvenile court order terminating his parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We grant the father’s request for a delayed appeal.  The juvenile court did not abuse its discretion by denying the father’s motion for a continuance.  We find there is substantial evidence in the record to support the termination of the father’s parental rights and termination is in the child’s best interests.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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