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Case No. 19-0533

In the Interest of N.S. and M.S., Minor Children

M.S., Father-Appellant

P.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Blake D. Lubinus

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Heidi Young

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Minor Children

Yvonne C. Naanep

Guardian ad litem

Teresa Pope

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            The parents of two minor children separately appeal the termination of their parental rights, arguing the State failed to prove the grounds for removal cited by the district court and termination was not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we affirm the district court’s termination of the mother’s parental rights to the two children, as well as the termination of the father’s parental rights to the older child.

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