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Case No. 21-0071

In the Interest of N.W., Minor Child

J.N., Mother-Appellant

T.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

T. Cody Farrens

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jessica R. Noll

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Marchelle M. Denker

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 14, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mark C. Cord III, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (11 pages)

                Parents separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child, born in April 2018, pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) and (l) (2020).  Both parents challenge the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the statutory grounds for termination, argue termination is contrary to the child’s best interests, and request an additional six months to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of both parents’ rights.

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