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Case No. 18-0943

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In the Interest of K.K., K.K., and R.K., Minor Children

N.K., Father-Appellant

K.M., Mother-Appellant

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

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

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.

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