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Case No. 18-0474

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In the Interest of P.K., Minor Child

B.K., Father-Appellant

S.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Brian D. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robert W. Davison

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti

Guardian ad litem

Kimberly A. Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J. (5 pages)

           A mother and a father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child.  OPINION HOLDS: The grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2017) have been satisfied because clear and convincing evidence shows the court could not return the child to either parent’s care at the time of the termination hearing without exposing the child to harm that would lead to a child-in-need-of-assistance adjudication.  Because termination is in the child’s best interests and application of any of the exceptions to the termination statute is not, we affirm on both appeals.

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