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Case No. 20-0039

In the Interest of O.J. and L.J., Minor Children

K.J., Mother-Appellant

J.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

David C. Shinkle

Attorney for Appellant Father

Larry L. Ball, Jr.

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Lynn Vogan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their children.  Each contends the State failed to prove the grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence, termination of their parental rights is not in the best interests of the children, and the court should allow them an additional six months to achieve reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm on both appeals.

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