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Case No. 18-2045

In the Interest of A.C., M.B., and B.E., Minor Children

J.B., Father of M.B.-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Daniel M. Northfield

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Appellee Mother

Lisa M. Noble

Guardian ad litem

Erin E. Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (6 pages)

            The State appeals an order in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding returning custody of a child to her mother and scheduling the return of a second child within forty-five days of the order, arguing (1) both children would be subject to harm if returned and (2) the juvenile court should have changed the permanency goal to termination of the mother’s parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the juvenile court’s order in all respects except that we reverse that portion of the order requiring immediate reunification of the youngest child with the mother and reunification of the second child with the mother within forty-five days.  We remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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