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In the Interest of A.H., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellant Father
Cathleen J. Siebrecht
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney 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 Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (5 pages)
A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to a child. The mother contends the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the district court, termination was not in the child’s best interests, and she should have been afforded additional time to work toward reunification with the child. The father contends the department failed to make reasonable efforts to reunify him with his child and the district court should have afforded him additional time to work toward reunification. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of parental rights to the child.