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Case No. 21-0547

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In the Interest of T.N., Minor Child

S.N., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

David R. Fiester

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Deborah M. Skelton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 04, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., Greer, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his child.  OPINION HOLDS: The evidence shows the child cannot be returned to the father’s care without exposing the child to any harm amounting to a new child-in-need-of-assistance adjudication and termination is in the child’s best interests.  Because nothing in the father’s past performance suggests that the child can be returned to him in six months to warrant delaying permanency, we affirm.

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