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In the Interest of Z.L., S.L., C.W., and L.W., Minor Children
J.W., Father of C.W. and L.W.-Appellant
C.L., Father of Z.L.-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant Father of C.W. and L.W.
Attorney for Appellant Mother
William E. Sales III
Attorney for Appellant Father of Z.L.
Jami J. Hagemeier
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Nicole Garbis Nolan
Attorney for Minor Child Z.L.
Attorney for Minor Child S.L.
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON ALL THREE APPEALS. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. (10 pages)
A mother and two fathers separately appeal the termination of their parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports the grounds for termination for all three parents, termination is in the children’s best interests, and an extension of time is not warranted. We affirm on all three appeals.