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Case No. 21-0704

In the Interest of L.F. and L.F., Minor Children

T.F., Mother-Appellant

S.F., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jamie L. Schroeder

Attorney for Appellant Father

Christina M. Shriver

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tammy Banning

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David F. Staudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to two children.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence to support termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) and (h) (2020).  Because denying permanency would be more harmful to the children than terminating their parents’ rights, we decline to apply the statutory permissive factors to forego termination or place them in a guardianship.  We affirm. 

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