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Case No. 19-1183

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In the Interest of R.A., Minor Child

A.G., Mother-Appellant

B.O., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robin L. Miller

Attorney for Appellant Father

Don W. Schroeder

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler (until withdrawal) and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Anthony A. Haughton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Jason A. Burns, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (9 pages)

            The mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child, R.A., contending the juvenile court did not have jurisdiction to enter the child-in-need-of-assistance (CINA) and termination orders.  OPIINION HOLDS: Applying the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act found in Iowa Code chapter 598B (2019), the juvenile court had jurisdiction to enter the CINA and termination orders.  We affirm.

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