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In the Interest of B.D. and C.D., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant
Alexander S. Momany
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 Linn County, Carrie K. Bryner, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Schumacher, J. (10 pages)
A father appeals the termination of his parental rights to two children, claiming the juvenile court should have granted concurrent jurisdiction so the father could pursue a bridge order. The father also urges that the juvenile court should have applied a permissive exception to preclude termination. OPINION HOLDS: On these facts, a bridge order is not appropriate. We, like the juvenile court, decline to apply a permissive exception to preclude termination. Accordingly, we affirm.