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Case No. 20-1067

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In the Interest of C.F., Minor Child

J.N., Mother-Appellant

S.F., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Stephen K. Allison

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jessica J. Chandler

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Lynn Vogan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established a statutory ground for termination with respect to both parents.  Termination is in the child’s best interest.  The father is not entitled to additional time to work toward reunification.

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