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In the Interest of M.M., Minor Child
D.G. and J.G., Intervenors-Appellants
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Zachary S. Hindman
Attorney for Appellant Intervenors
John S. Moeller
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Lesley D. Rynell
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury 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. (7 pages)
Michelle appeals the termination of her parental rights in her child. Michelle’s parents, as intervenors, appeal the placement of the child’s custody and control with the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) instead of them. OPINION HOLDS: The child could not be returned to the mother’s care without continued risk of harm. Termination was appropriate. Because the intervenors failed to show they could provide adequate care for the child, we conclude the juvenile court did not err in placing custody and control of the child with IDHS.