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Case No. 19-1080

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In the Interest of T.M., Minor Child

M.M., Father-Appellant

E.H., Mother-Appellant

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

Marti Nerenstone

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            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.

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