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Case No. 20-1044

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In the Interest of R.B. and R.B., Minor Children

K.B., Mother-Appellant

J.B., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robert W. Davison

Attorney for Appellant Father

Ray Lough

Attorney for Appellee State

Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Mark D. Fisher

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            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.

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