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Case No. 20-0964

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In the Interest of A.C. and S.C., Minor Children

H.L., Mother-Appellant

R.C., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

R.J. Longmuir

Attorney for Appellant Father

A.J. Flickinger

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly S. Lange

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, Linnea M.N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., May, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The children could not be safely returned to the mother.  The father waived his reasonable-efforts challenge, and his challenge would be unsuccessful if preserved.

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