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Case No. 20-0168

In the Interest of S.E., Minor Child

D.E., Mother-Appellant

J.E., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

John J. Bishop

Attorney for Appellant Father

Robin L. Miller

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie F. Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to a two-year-old child.  They argue the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination and that termination is detrimental to their child due to the parent-child bond.  OPINION HOLDS:  The State showed by clear and convincing evidence the child cannot be returned to the home of either parent at the present time, proving the statutory ground for termination.  And the parent-child bond is not strong enough to result in disadvantage to the child following termination.  We affirm the termination as to both appeals. 

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