In the Interest of S.H. and S.G., Minor Children
T.H., Father of S.H.-Appellant
M.G., Father of S.G.-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant Father T.H.
Andrea B. McGinn
Attorney for Appellant Father M.G.
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Mahan, S.J. Opinion by Mahan, S.J. (9 pages)
Two fathers separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their children. The father of S.H. claims termination was not in his child’s best interests and the juvenile court erred by not placing the child in a guardianship with the paternal grandmother. The father of S.G. contends termination was not in his child’s best interests and the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm on both appeals.