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Case No. 19-1307

In the Interest of G.G., Minor Child

C.G., Father-Appellant

J.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Scott A. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Michael H. Johnson

Attorney for Appellee State

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

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Sandy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Osceola County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child, arguing the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court were not supported by clear and convincing evidence, termination was not in the child’s best interests, and that an exception to termination should have been invoked that would have placed the child with his aunt.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of parental rights to the child.

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