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In the Interest of K.K., K.K., and R.K., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Father
George C. Blazek
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Kara L. Minnihan
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Martha A. Sibbel
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Mary L. McCollum Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by McDonald, J. (10 pages)
A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights in their child, and the father also appeals the termination of his rights to two additional children. OPINION HOLDS: As to the father, the district court properly terminated his parental rights due to his substance-related disorder. As to the mother, the district court properly terminated her rights because the same issues supporting prior terminations of her older children remain, and she is unlikely to resolve the identified issues. The district court also properly denied both parents an additional six months to work toward reunification because there is no indication that grounds for termination will no longer exist in six months’ time.