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In the Interest of R.M. and K.M., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
DeShawne L. Bird-Sell
Attorney for Appellant Father
J. Joseph Narmi
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Abby L. Davison
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mills County, Craig M. Dreismeier, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (7 pages)
A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights to their children. Both parents challenge the evidence supporting the grounds for termination cited by the district court. The father also argues the State failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification, termination was not in the children’s best interests, and the court should have declined to terminate his parental rights based on the strength of the parent-child bond. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the parents’ rights to the children.