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In the Interest of S.E., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
John J. Bishop
Attorney for Appellant Father
Robin L. Miller
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Julie F. Trachta
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, P.J. (8 pages)
A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to a two-year-old child. They argue the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination and that termination is detrimental to their child due to the parent-child bond. OPINION HOLDS: The State showed by clear and convincing evidence the child cannot be returned to the home of either parent at the present time, proving the statutory ground for termination. And the parent-child bond is not strong enough to result in disadvantage to the child following termination. We affirm the termination as to both appeals.