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In the Interest of T.T., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Douglas L. Roehrich
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.