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Case No. 18-1828

In the Interest of C.H. and D.H., Minor Children

W.H., Father-Appellant

C.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Michael J. Moeller

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jane M. Wright

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem for C.H.

Phillip Garland

Guardian ad litem for D.H.

Theodore J. Hovda

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Winnebago County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART AND REVERSED IN PART ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal a permanency order involving their two children.  They contend the district court (1) should not have denied their request to cancel a no-contact order preventing interaction with their children; (2) should have lifted a sequestration order which prohibited disclosure of the children’s locations; and (3) should have concluded that the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm all aspects of the permanency order except the portion denying the parents’ motion to lift the sequestration order.  We reverse that portion of the order.

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