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In the Interest of A.B., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Teresa M. Pope
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Nicole Garbis Nolan
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (7 pages)
A mother and a father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child. Both parents contend (1) the State failed to prove the grounds for termination; (2) termination was not in the child’s best interests; and (3) the district court should not have ordered termination in light of their bond with the child. The mother additionally argues the district court “erred in granting the State’s motion for modification of disposition.” The father additionally asserts the district court should have placed the child in a guardianship with the child’s grandmother. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s thorough order terminating parental rights to this child.