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