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In the Interest of B.D., S.W., and L.W., Minor Children
S.W., Father of S.W. and L.W.-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant Father
Amy K. Davis
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jami J. Hagemeier
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 Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (10 pages)
The father of S.W. and L.W. and the mother of B.D., S.W., and L.W. separately appeal the termination of their parental rights. The father challenges the court’s finding that termination of his parental rights is in the children’s best interests. The mother asserts the grounds for termination have not been met, termination of her parental rights is not in the children’s best interests, and she should have been granted a six-month extension because she was deprived of requested increased visitation. Both parents claim a statutory exception should preclude termination of their parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Finding no reason to disturb the termination order, we affirm on both appeals.