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Case No. 19-1418

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In the Interest of A.D., Minor Child

A.W., Mother-Appellant

R.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jane M. White

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jeremy Feitelson

Attorney for Appellee State

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

Guardian ad Litem

Magdalena Reese

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            Both parents appeal the juvenile court order terminating their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find it would not be in the child’s best interests to grant the parents an extension of time to work on reunification, there is clear and convincing evidence in the record to support termination of their parental rights, termination is in the child’s best interests, and none of the exceptions to termination should be applied.  The child has extensive medical needs which the parents are not able to meet.

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