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In the Interest of T.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Larry J. Pettigrew
Attorney for Appellee State
Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (9 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Because grounds for termination exist, further extension of time is unwarranted, the child needs and deserves to live in a drug and violence-free home, and the father-child bond does not weigh against termination, we affirm.