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Case No. 19-0887

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In the Interest of P.K., Minor Child

J.K., Father-Appellant

J.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Cory R. Gonzales

Attorney for Appellant Mother

John J. Sullivan

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Mary Beth A. Fleming

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0887
Date Published:
Aug 07, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clayton County, Linnea M.N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to one child.  They contend the State failed to show by clear and convincing evidence the statutory grounds for termination and that termination is in the child’s best interests.  They ask the court to find termination would be detrimental to the child because of their parent-child bond.  OPINION HOLDS: The State showed by clear and convincing evidence the statutory ground for termination and that termination is in the child’s best interests.  We find the termination will not be detrimental to the child because of the parent-child bond. 

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