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In the Interest of D.G. and G.G., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
C. Kenneth Whitacre
Attorney for Appellant Father
Justin R. Wyatt
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Vicki R. Danley
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Page County, Jennifer A. Benson, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Mullins, P.J., May, J., and Gamble, S.J. Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (11 pages)
A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights to two of their children. OPINION HOLDS: The State established statutory grounds for termination because the children could not be safely returned to the parents. Termination is in the children’s best interests. The parent-child bonds are not strong enough to preclude termination.