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Case No. 22-0234

In the Interest of O.P., Minor Child

T.B., Mother-Appellant

A.P., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Barbara J. Westphal

Attorney for Appellant Father

Cameron M. Sprecher

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Carrie Jean Rodriguez

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Winnebago County, Karen K. Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A father and mother separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to a child born in 2020.  The father challenges the evidence supporting one of the grounds for termination cited by the district court.  The mother argues termination was not in the child’s best interests.  Both parents challenge the district court’s refusal to grant an exception to termination based on the parent-child bond and the district court’s denial of their request for six additional months to facilitate reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the parents’ rights to this child.

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