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Case No. 19-0920

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In the Interest of M.E., Minor Child

M.S., Mother-Appellant

L.E., Father-Appellant

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

Stuart Hoover

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 07, 2019

            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.

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