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In the Interest of A.D., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jane M. White
Attorney for Appellant Father
Attorney for Appellee State
Anna T. Stoeffler (until withdrawal) and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.