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Case No. 21-1470

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In the Interest of A.B., Minor Child

S.G., Mother-Appellant

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

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            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.

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