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Case No. 20-1707

In the Interest of S.G. and E.Q., Minor Children

M.Q., Father-Appellant

V.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Tobias Cosgrove

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Scott Johnson

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Christopher Sandy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for O’Brien County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., May, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father each appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: There is sufficient evidence to support termination of the mother’s parental rights, and the State engaged in reasonable efforts to reunite her with the children.  There is also sufficient evidence regarding termination of the father’s parental rights, it would not be in the children’s best interests to grant an extension of time, and none of the exceptions to termination should be applied.  We affirm the juvenile court’s decision on both appeals.

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