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In the Interest of L.B., B.B., J.A., and A.E., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Kelsey Bauerly Langel
Attorney for Appellant Father
Robert B. Brock II
Attorney for Appellee State
John B. McCormally, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Robert J. Dull, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by McDonald, J. (9 pages)
Alicia and Andrew appeal the termination of their parental rights in their two children. Alicia also appeals the termination of her parental rights in two additional children. OPINION HOLDS: The children cannot be returned to Alicia’s care due to her persistent drug use and lack of home or employment. Her parent-child bond with the children is not so strong as to preclude termination, and an additional six months to work toward reunification is unlikely to resolve Alicia’s parenting issues. Andrew’s children cannot be returned to him due to his substance abuse and incarceration.