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Case No. 18-1480

In the Interest of D.G. and G.G., Minor Children

L.H., Mother-Appellant

J.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

C. Kenneth Whitacre

Attorney for Appellant Father

Justin R. Wyatt

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Vicki R. Danley

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Page County, Amy L. Zacharias, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Potterfield, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (7 pages)

            Parents separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to the youngest two of their five children, born in 2015 and 2017.  OPINION HOLDS: We reverse the termination of the parents’ rights to the youngest two children on the basis of the statutory exception to termination set forth in Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(c) (2018).  We remand for continued reunification services for the parents and all five children.

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