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Case No. 20-1040

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In the Interest of J.F. and J.M., Minor Children

B.N., Intervenor-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Elizabeth Ryan

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

ConGarry D. Williams

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1040
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020
Summary

            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.

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