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Case No. 18-1524

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In the Interest of P.J., Minor Child

V.S., Mother-Appellant

D.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Rebecca G. Ruggero

Attorney for Appellant Father

Steven W. Stickle

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Rebecca C. Sharpe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 07, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Christine Dalton Ploof, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            The mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2017).  We also find termination is in the best interests of the child, and the State expended reasonable efforts toward reunification.  Accordingly, we affirm the termination of both the mother’s and the father’s parental rights.

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