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Case No. 18-1619

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In the Interest of C.W., J.W., D.W., and A.W., Minor Children

K.W., Mother-Appellant

J.W., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Barbara E. Maness

Attorney for Appellant Father

Victoria D. Noel

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Neill A. Kroeger

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1619
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Phillip J. Tabor, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (5 pages). 

            A mother and father appeal the termination of their parental rights to their children.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports termination, the department did not violate its reasonable-efforts mandate, termination was in the children’s best interests, and an extension of time was not warranted.  We affirm the termination of the parents’ rights to their children.

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