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Case No. 19-1958

In the Interest of R.H., Minor Child

L.N., Mother-Appellant

J.H., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Deborah L. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant Father

T.J. Hier (until withdrawal)

Larry Pettigrew

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Dusty Clements

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Steven J. Holwerda, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the juvenile court decision terminating their parental rights to their child.  Each contends the State failed to prove the grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence.  The father contends termination of his parental rights is not in the best interests of the child.  Both parents ask for an additional six months to achieve reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm on both appeals.

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