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Case No. 18-0963

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In the Interest of H.S., Minor Child

N.C., Mother-Appellant

H.S., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sara E. Benson

Attorney for Appellant Father

Justin R. Wyatt

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

William T. Early

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0963
Date Published:
Sep 26, 2018
Summary

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Harrison County, Amy L. Zacharias, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother and a father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child.  OPINION HOLDS: I. Clear and convincing evidence establishes the grounds for terminating both the mother’s and the father’s parental rights under section 232.116(1)(h) (2017).  II. The mother failed to preserve error on her reasonable-efforts claim.  III. Termination is in the child’s best interests. 

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