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Case No. 20-0314

In the Interest of A.J., Minor Child

T.J., Mother-Appellant

C.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Britt Gagne

Attorney for Appellant Father

Ryan R. Gravett

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Minor Child

Michael Sorci

Guardian ad Litem

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother and a father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child.  OPINION HOLDS: I. The State provided reasonable efforts to return the child to the mother’s care.  II. The child’s best interests are served by terminating both the mother’s and the father’s parental rights.

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