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Case No. 20-0067

In the Interest of Z.H. and A.A., Minor Children

G.A., Father-Appellant

T.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

James R. Underwood

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mary Baird Krafka

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie De Vries

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother and a father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The evidence shows termination is in the children’s best interests.  The father has failed to show any of the provisions of section 232.116(3) (2019) apply.  Because there is no basis for finding the need for removal will be eliminated if the mother and father are granted additional time, we decline to delay termination.

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