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Case No. 20-0498

In the Interest of B.D., S.W., and L.W., Minor Children

S.W., Father of S.W. and L.W.-Appellant

C.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Amy K. Davis

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jami J. Hagemeier

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Erin Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 02, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (10 pages)

            The father of S.W. and L.W. and the mother of B.D., S.W., and L.W. separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  The father challenges the court’s finding that termination of his parental rights is in the children’s best interests.  The mother asserts the grounds for termination have not been met, termination of her parental rights is not in the children’s best interests, and she should have been granted a six-month extension because she was deprived of requested increased visitation.  Both parents claim a statutory exception should preclude termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no reason to disturb the termination order, we affirm on both appeals.

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