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Case No. 20-0522

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In the Interest of T.J. and D.J., Minor Children

J.E., Custodian-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Elizabeth K. Johnson

Attorney for Appellee

Charles K. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shawn Ditsworth

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clay County, Andrew Smith, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            A grandmother appeals the denial of her petitions to adopt two children.  OPINION HOLDS: Because DHS’s consent was necessary to the adoption, consent was withdrawn prior to the adoption hearing, and DHS made its decision in the best interests of the children, we affirm the juvenile court’s denial of the grandmother’s petitions to adopt.

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