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In the Interest of C.S., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Intervenor
Alexander S. Momany
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Julie Gunderson Trachta
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Schumacher, J. (9 pages)
The maternal grandfather appeals the juvenile court’s decision denying his petition to remove the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) as the legal guardian of C.S. following the termination of the rights of the child’s parents. OPINION HOLDS: DHS did not act unreasonably or irresponsibly, and the maternal grandfather has not shown DHS failed to act in the child’s best interests by placing the child with the maternal grandmother. We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.