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Case No. 18-1701

In the Interest of J.G., Minor Child

J.G., Father-Appellant

D.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Roberta J. Megel

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mandy L. Whiddon

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Marti D. Nerenstone

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (3 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The parents have waived and failed to preserve their reasonable-efforts challenges.  The State met its burden for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2018).  Termination is in the child’s best interests.  We affirm. 

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