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Case No. 19-1446

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In the Interest of E.S., Minor Child

M.S., Father-Appellant

N.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Kevin J. Huyser

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Timothy J. Kramer

Attorney for Appellee State

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

Guardian ad Litem

Jenny L. Winterfeld

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Daniel P. Vakulskas, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Mullins, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (10 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds authorizing termination were met because the child could not be returned to either parent without a risk of harm.  Termination of both parents’ rights is in the child’s best interests.  The father’s bond with the child is not so strong to preclude termination.  Neither parent is entitled to additional time to work toward reunification.

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