IN THE INTEREST OF A.I., F.I., and F.I., Minor Children, A.I., Father, Appellant.
from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Louise M.
Jacobs, District Associate Judge.
father appeals the termination of his parental rights.
Nicholas A. Bailey of Bailey Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Altoona, for
J. Miller, Attorney General, and Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant
Attorney General, for appellee State.
M. Pattison and Brooke Thompson (student attorney) of Drake
Legal Clinic, Des Moines, guardians ad litem for minor
L. White of Juvenile Public Defender Office, Des Moines,
attorney for A.I.
Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ.
father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his
three children, A.I, born in 2003; F.I., born in 2006; and
F.I., born in 2012. The juvenile court terminated the
father's parental rights to all three children pursuant
to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2017). We review
termination-of-parental-rights proceedings de novo. In re
A.S., 906 N.W.2d 467, 472 (Iowa 2018).
juvenile court may terminate a parent's rights pursuant
to subsection (f) when the court finds that all the following
(1) The child is four years of age or older.
(2) The child has been adjudicated a child in need of
assistance [(CINA)] pursuant to section 232.96.
(3) The child has been removed from the physical custody of
the child's parents for at least twelve of the last
eighteen months, or for the last twelve consecutive months
and any trial period at home has been less than thirty days.
(4) There is clear and convincing evidence that at the
present time the child cannot be returned to the custody of
the child's ...