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Case No. 21-1280

In the Interest of A.M. and K.M., Minor Children

J.M. and S.M., Intervenors-Appellants

Attorney for Intervenors-Appellants

Cathleen J. Siebrecht

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Penny Beth Reimer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Madison County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (7 pages)

            Following termination of their son’s parental rights, paternal grandparents who intervened in the child-in-need-of-assistance (CINA) proceedings appeal the district court decision closing the CINA case after the minor children were adopted by the maternal grandmother.  OPINON HOLDS: We find the court properly closed the CINA proceedings.  The paternal grandparents were not entitled to notice of the adoption proceedings.  Therefore, the failure to provide them with notice is not a reason to keep the CINA proceedings open.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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