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Case No. 21-0043

In the Interest of I.S., C.W., H.W., S.W., and T.J., Minor Children

T.J., Mother-Appellant

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.

Becky Wilson

Attorney for Appellant State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Appellants Minor Children

Mark Milder

Guardian ad Litem

Danielle M. Ellingson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 14, 2021

            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).

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