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Case No. 22-1177

In the Interest of A.P. and S.P., Minor Children


K.P., Mother-Appellant

B.P., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Thomas G. Crabb

Attorney for Appellant Father

Alexis R. Dahlauser

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Bo Woolman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to two children, A.P. and S.P.  Both parents maintain reasonable efforts were not provided, termination is not in the best interests of the children, and an extension should have been granted.  The father also contends the statutory grounds are unsatisfied, an exception should be granted due to relative placement, and a guardianship should have been considered.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we affirm termination of both the mother’s and father’s parental rights to both children.

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