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Case No. 18-2166

In the Interest of J.K. and M.K., Minor Children

J.K., Mother-Appellant

D.K., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Lori J. Kieffer-Garrison

Attorney for Appellant Father

J. David Zimmerman

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Brian Donnelly

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Phillip J. Tabor, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father separately challenge the termination of their parental rights to their two children.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination of the father’s parental rights is in the children’s best interests and no statutory exceptions to termination apply.  The mother waived her reasonable-efforts challenge.  We decline to grant the mother’s request for an extension.

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