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Case No. 22-0787

In the Interest of G.K., Minor Child

T.K., Father-Appellant

N.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kristin L. Denniger

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Deborah M. Skelton

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly Ann Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Carrie K. Bryner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ.   Opinion by, Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to a child born in 2017.  Both parents (1) challenge the ground for termination cited by the juvenile court; (2) argue termination was not in the child’s best interests; (3) contend the juvenile court should not have terminated their parental rights, given the bond they shared with the child; and (4) assert they should have been afforded additional time to reunify.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of parental rights to the child.

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