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Case No. 21-0333

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In the Interest of M.B. and E.T., Minor Children

J.B., Father-Appellant

K.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Brandon J. Dodgen

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Alesha M. Sigmeth Roberts

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah Livingston

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Joseph L. Tofilon, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds authorizing termination were satisfied because the children cannot safely return to the parents’ care.  Termination is in the children’s best interests.  And neither parent is entitled to additional time to work toward reunification.

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