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In the Interest of R.W., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Joseph P. Vogel
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Penny B. Reimer
Attorney for Appellee State
Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Madison County, Brendan Greiner, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ. Opinion by Doyle, J. (6 pages)
A mother and a father separately appeal from an order terminating their parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence shows the child could not be returned safely to either parent’s care at the time of the termination hearing. Because the continued offer and receipt of services for an additional six months will not remedy the concerns that brought the child to the court’s attention, an extension of time is unwarranted. Considering the child’s safety and need for a permanent home, termination is in the child’s best interests.