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Case No. 21-0926

In the Interest of K.R.-W., Minor Child

J.R.-W., Father-Appellant

K.E., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kevin S. Maughan

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Patricia J. Lipski

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sam K. Erhardt

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 06, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal from the termination of their parental rights to their child, K.R.-W., born in 2019.   Both contend the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court and the court erred by not placing the child in a guardianship with a maternal cousin.  The mother further contends the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our review, we affirm on both appeals.  

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