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In the Interest of J.G., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellant Father
G. Brian Weiler
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Timothy J. Tupper
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Christine Dalton, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Vogel, S.J. Opinion by Vogel, S.J. (9 pages)
The mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to J.G. While only the mother asserts the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination, both parents assert termination is not in the child’s best interests and the Iowa Department of Human Services failed to make reasonable efforts for reunification. The father also requested additional time for reunification. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the parental rights of both parents.