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In the Interest of T.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Daniel J. McGinn
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Roberta J. Megel
Attorney for Appellee State
Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (7 pages)
A mother and father separately appeal the juvenile court decision terminating their parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence supporting the termination of the mother’s rights exists under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019), additional time for the father to achieve reunification is unwarranted, and termination of both parents’ rights is in the best interest of the child.