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In the Interest of W.N. and G.N., Minor Children
Phoebe and Kerry Siefken, intervenor-appellants
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellant Father
Jami J. Hagemeier
Attorney for Intervenor Appellants
Attorney for Appellee State
Natalie Deerr, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON PARENTS’ APPEALS; REVERSED AND REMANDED ON INTERVENORS’ APPEAL. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (14 pages)
A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their children, and intervening grandparents appeal an order on placement and guardianship. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s termination decision. We reverse the placement/guardianship decision and remand for waiver of the placement investigation and report pursuant to Iowa Code section 600.8(12) (2020) and for consideration of the grandparents as adoptive parents or, alternatively, for appointment of the grandparents as guardians pursuant to Iowa Code section 232D.201(1).