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Case No. 20-0587

In the Interest of D.G. and G.G., Minor Children

L.H., Mother-Appellant

J.G., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

C. Kenneth Whitacre

Attorney for Appellant Father

Justin R. Wyatt

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Vicki R. Danley

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Page County, Jennifer A. Benson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., May, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (11 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights to two of their children.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established statutory grounds for termination because the children could not be safely returned to the parents.  Termination is in the children’s best interests.  The parent-child bonds are not strong enough to preclude termination.

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