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Case No. 20-1192

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In the Interest of A.D. and A.D., Minor Children

M.D., Father-Appellant

E.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jeremy L. Merrill

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Marshall W. Orsini

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Paul White

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Christopher Kemp, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (7 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.  And termination is in the children’s best interests.

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