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Case No. 20-0849

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In the Interest of E.A. and F.A., Minor Children

T.D., Mother-Appellant

J.A., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sarah Wenke

Attorney for Appellant Father

Ryan J. Mitchell

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Mary B. Krafka

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0849
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother and father appeal the termination of their respective parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination is in the children’s best interests.  The parents were not entitled to additional time to work toward reunification.  And the juvenile court was correct in declining to establish a guardianship as an alternative to termination.

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