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Case No. 20-0004

In the Interest of A.M. and A.M., Minor Children

S.M., Father-Appellant

A.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Christine Sand

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Donna M. Schauer

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Yvonne Naanep

Attorney for Minor Children

Bryan Tingle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their two children, arguing: (A) the record lacks clear and convincing evidence to support the grounds for termination cited by district court; (B) termination was not in the children’s best interests; and (C) the district court should have granted an exception to termination based on the parent-child bond.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the parents’ rights to the children.

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