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Case No. 21-1513

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In the Interest of T.T. and D.J., Minor Children

T.T., Father-Appellant

K.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Karen A. Taylor

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Devin M. Davis

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shireen L. Carter

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal following the termination of the mother’s parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the juvenile court.  The father does not have standing to challenge the termination of the mother’s rights.  And the State proved a statutory ground for termination and that termination is in the best interests of the children. 

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