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Case No. 18-1770

In the Interest of L.C., Minor Child

E.H., Mother-Appellant

K.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Bryan Webber

Attorney for Appellant Father

Christopher R. Kemp

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti

Guardian ad litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lynn Poschner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, P.J.  (5 pages)

            The mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  The parents both argue the State has not established the grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence, termination is not in the best interests of the child, and the district court should have granted an extension of time.  OPINION HOLDS: We find grounds for termination have been proved, termination is in the best interests of the child, and an extension of time would not have extinguished the need for removal.  We therefore affirm the termination of both parents’ parental rights.

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