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Case No. 20-0887

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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

R.S., Mother-Appellant

C.L., Father of Z.L.-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father of C.W. and L.W.

Bryan Webber

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.

Jessica Chandler

Attorney for Minor Child S.L.

Joel Fenton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            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.

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