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Case No. 21-1914

In the Interest of B.F.-C. and L.F.-C., Minor Children

T.D., Mother-Appellant

B.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nancy L. Pietz

Attorney for Appellant Father

David V. Newkirk

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Paul White

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1914
Date Published:
Apr 13, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte Renze, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The grounds for termination were established, reasonable efforts were made, an extension is not appropriate, termination is in the children’s best interests, and the parent-child bonds do not outweigh the children’s best interests.  We affirm on both appeals.

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