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Case No. 19-1579

In the Interest of D.P., N.P., and T.C., Minor Children

J.C., Mother-Appellant

T.C., Father of T.C.-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Judy Johnson

Attorney for Appellant Father

Andrea B. McGinn

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Witte Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Lynn Vogan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination of the mother’s rights is warranted under paragraphs (f) and (h) of Iowa Code section 232.116(1) (2019).  Termination of the father’s rights is warranted under paragraph (h).  We further find termination to be in the children’s best interests and find it inappropriate to preclude termination under the permissive standards in Iowa Code section 232.116(3).

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