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Case No. 18-1971

In the Interest of O.B., Minor Child

T.B., Mother-Appellant

O.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Patricia A. Rolfstad

Attorney for Appellant Father

Brenda Drew-Peeples

Attorney for Appellee State

John McCormally (until withdrawal) and Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad litem

Matthew D. Hatch

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Christine Dalton Ploof, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights to one child.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the parents failed to challenge all the statutory grounds for termination, they have waived those issues on appeal.  The father complains about the reasonable efforts of the Department of Human Services (DHS), but we find the DHS met its obligation to make reasonable efforts in this case.  Further, because we determine the child’s best interests are served by termination of their rights, we affirm the juvenile court order.

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