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In the Interest of M.C., A.M., L.M., and A.M., Minor Children
A.M., Father of A.M., L.M., and A.M.-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant Father
Kathryn J. Salazar
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jeffrey L. Powell
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Daniel Kitchen, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by McDonald, J. (10 pages)
A mother and father challenge an order terminating their rights in their children. OPINION HOLDS: The State proved by clear and convincing evidence that the children could not be returned to the father at the time of termination. The Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts to reunify the father with his children. The court did not err in denying the mother and father an additional six months toward reunification. The court did not err in finding that termination was in the best interests of the children.