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In the Interest of J.F. and J.M., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
ConGarry D. Williams
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Tabor, P.J., Mullins, J., and Carr, S.J. Opinion by Carr, S.J. (4 pages)
A paternal grandmother appeals the denial of her petition for guardianship and custody of two children following an order terminating parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Because the children’s interests are best served by placing the children in the DHS’s custody for purposes of adoption, we affirm the denial of the paternal grandmother’s petition for guardianship and custody.