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Case No. 19-0298

In the Interest of O.C., Minor Child

A.J.C., Mother-Appellant

E.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Eric W. Manning

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jacob L. Mason

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Erin E. Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0298
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father each appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find there is substantial evidence in the record to support termination of the mother’s parental rights, an extension of time would not be in the child’s best interests, an exception to termination should not be applied, and the State engaged in reasonable efforts to reunite the mother and the child.  We also find there is substantial evidence in the record to support termination of the father’s parental rights and termination is in the child’s best interests.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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