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Case No. 22-0645

In the Interest of A.H., N.H., and B.H., Minor Children

C.M., Mother-Appellant

D.H., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kevin J. Huyser

Attorney for Appellant Father

Tobias Cosgrove

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tisha Halverson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 15, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for O'Brien County, Shawna L. Ditsworth, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights.  They both challenge the statutory grounds and ask us to apply a permissive exception to preclude termination, the mother challenges whether termination is in the best interests of the children, and the father asks we provide an additional six months to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: The grounds for termination were satisfied, termination is in the best interests of the children, we decline to apply any permissive exception to termination, and we do not grant the father additional time to work toward reunification. 

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