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Case No. 21-0790

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In the Interest of D.B., Jr., Minor Child

D.B., Sr., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Roberta J. Megel

Guardian ad Litem

Marti D. Nerenstone

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (11 pages)

            A father and the guardian ad litem for a minor child appeal the juvenile court’s order terminating the father’s parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: There is sufficient evidence in the record to support termination of the father’s parental rights.  The State engaged in reasonable efforts to reunite the father and child.  Termination of the father’s parental rights is in the child’s best interests.  The court properly determined none of the exceptions to termination should be applied.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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