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Case No. 22-1458

In the Interest of E.C., Minor Child


L.T., Mother-Appellant

G.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Esther J. Dean

Attorney for Appellant Father

Christopher J. Foster

Attorneys for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Mackenzie Moran, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jean Pfeiffer

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Supreme Court Opinion



Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Gary P. Strausser, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (8 pages)

            Parents separately appeal the termination of their parental rights, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the grounds for termination and arguing they should be given additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of both parents’ rights and deny their requests for additional time. 

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