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Case No. 21-1894

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In the Interest of T.T., Minor Child

J.T., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Douglas L. Roehrich

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jessica Noll

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mark C. Cord, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (5 pages)

            The juvenile court terminated the father’s rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(b), (e), and (h) (2021).  The father does not contest the statutory grounds.  He argues termination of his rights is not in the child’s best interests and makes a passing argument he should be given more time to be released from prison and reunify with the child.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination is in the child’s best interests, and more time is not warranted here.  We affirm. 

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