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Case No. 21-1816

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In the Interest of M.W. and L.W., Minor Children

J.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kelsea M. Hawley

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Mary M. Lauver

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Carroll County, Joseph McCarville, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (5 pages)

            A father appeals the removal of two children from his care following a dispositional review hearing in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding.  OPINION HOLDS: The State proved the grounds for modifying the dispositional order under Iowa Code section 232.103(4)(c) (2021).  Because the father refuses to cooperate with the department of human services or to participate in the services offered to him, removal is necessary to ensure the children’s safety. 

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