In the Interest of I.S., C.W., H.W., S.W., and T.J., Minor Children
C.W., Father of C.W.-Appellant
State of Iowa, Appellant
H.W., S.W., and T.J., Minor Children-Appellants
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Elizabeth A. Batey
Attorney for Appellant Father C.W.
Attorney for Appellant State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for Appellants Minor Children
Guardian ad Litem
Danielle M. Ellingson
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED IN PART, REVERSED IN PART, AND REMANDED WITH DIRECTIONS. Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by May, P.J. (16 pages)
Multiple appeals follow the termination of parental rights to five children. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm termination of the mother’s parental rights to I.S. and C.W. We also affirm termination of C.W.’s father’s parental rights to C.W. We reverse the mother’s termination of parental rights to H.W., S.W., and T.J. And we remand to the juvenile court to enter an order transferring guardianship and custody of H.W., S.W., and T.J. to the grandmother pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.104(2)(d)(1) (2020).