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In the Interest of N.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Eric J. Palmer
Attorney for Appellant Father
Patrick J. Mahaffey
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Denise McKelvie Gonyea
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Ahlers, J. (6 pages)
The mother and biological father of the child separately appeal the termination of their parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the juvenile court that the child could not be returned to either parent at the time of the termination hearing and termination of the parents’ parental rights is in the child’s best interest.