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In the Interest of G.L., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Barbara O. Hoffman
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Greer, J. (9 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights. He argues he should have been granted a six-month extension, the court should have created a guardianship, and that the court should have invoked a statutory exception to termination because the child was in the custody of a family member. OPINION HOLDS: The father did not prove reunification would be possible after an additional six months. A guardianship is not in the child’s best interests. The father did not preserve error on the statutory exception.