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Case No. 19-1515

In the Interest of X.W., Minor Child

X.W., Father-Appellant

E.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kelsey Knight

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Lori M. Holm

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Brent Pattison

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (12 pages)

            Parents appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination was warranted with respect to the father under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019) and with respect to the mother under section 232.116(1)(g).  We find termination to be in the child’s best interests and refrain from applying a permissive factor as set forth in Iowa Code section 232.116(3).

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