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In the Interest of L.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Robb D. Goedicke
Attorney for Appellant Father
Nicholas J. Einwalter
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Kayla A. Stratton
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (4 pages)
The juvenile court terminated the mother’s and father’s parental rights to their child, L.M., pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d) and (h) (2017). The mother only nominally appeals the termination, while the father challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting one of the grounds for termination, whether termination was in the child’s best interests, and the juvenile court’s determination no permissive factor should be applied to save the parent-child relationship. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s and the father’s parental rights to L.M.