In the Interest of M.G. and S.R., Minor Children
State of Iowa, Appellant
Katie Reidy Abel, Guardian ad Litem-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Katie Reidy Abel
Attorney for Appellee Father of M.G.
Mark J. Neary
Attorney for Father of S.R.
Brian James Metcalf
Attorney for Mother
Lanny M. Van Daele
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cedar County, Gary P. Strausser, District Associate Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ. Opinion by Chicchelly, J. (5 pages)
A guardian ad litem and the State of Iowa appeal the order denying a petition to terminate parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Given the children’s need for permanency, their best interests are served by terminating parental rights to allow adoption by their maternal aunt rather than placing the children in a long-term guardianship with her.