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Case No. 21-0238

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In the Interest of S.J., Minor Child

J.B., Mother-Appellant

T.J., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jamie L. Schroeder

Attorney for Appellant Father

Joseph G. Martin

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tammy L. Banning

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Mullins, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Parents separately appeal the termination of their parental rights.  The mother requests the application of the permissive exception to termination contained in Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(c) (2020).  Both parents argue the court erred in not granting additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of both parents’ parental rights.

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