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Case No. 19-0914

In the Interest of D.M., T.G., T.G., L.G., and T.G., Minor Children

L.C., Mother-Appellant

T.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Christopher R. Kemp (until withdrawal)

Deborah L. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant Father

Agnes G. Warutere

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler (until withdrawal) and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Erin Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights to five minor children.  OPINION HOLDS:  We conclude the State established grounds for termination, termination was in the children’s best interests, no exceptions applied to prevent termination, and the Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts to reunite the parents with the children.  We affirm.

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