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Case No. 21-1500

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In the Interest of S.L., Minor Child

R.L., Father-Appellant

R.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Jonathan Willier

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Lynnette M. Lindgren

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah Wenke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1500
Date Published:
Jun 29, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (4 pages)

            A mother and a father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to one child.  OPINION HOLDS: There is no evidence on which to find that the need for removal will no longer exist if the parents are granted additional time.  Termination is in the child’s best interests, and the mother failed to show termination will be detrimental to the child.

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