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In the Interest of M.E., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
William A. Lansing
Attorney for Appellant Father
Elizabeth A. Srp
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jackson County, Phillip T. Tabor, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ. Opinion by Bower, J. Tabor, J., takes no part. (4 pages)
A mother and a father separately appeal the juvenile court decision terminating their parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Grounds for termination exist and the parents failed to meet their burden that guardianship is in the child’s best interests such that termination of their parental rights should be avoided.