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In the Interest of R.B. and R.B., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Robert W. Davison
Attorney for Appellant Father
Attorney for Appellee State
Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Mark D. Fisher
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Ahlers, J. (12 pages)
The mother and father appeal the juvenile court’s order terminating their parental rights to their two minor children, R.B. and R.B. The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(g) (2020), and the father’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(g) and (h). On appeal, the parents argue the State did not meet its burden to show the statutory grounds were present and termination was not in the children’s best interests. OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds for termination of the mother and father’s parental rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(g) have been established. On our review of the record, we believe termination is in the children’s best interest. We affirm.