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In the Interest of G.C. and R.C., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Denise M. Gonyea
Attorney for Appellant Father
Lynnette M. Lindgren
Attorney for Appellee State
Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Greer, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Greer, J. (11 pages)
R.H.C. and S.C., mother and father, appeal from the termination of their parental rights to two children, R.C. and G.C. The father challenges whether the State made reasonable efforts to reunify him with his children, and the mother argues termination is not in the children’s best interests and she should have been granted a six-month extension. OPINION HOLDS: The father did not preserve error to his challenge. The mother did not preserve error as to a six-month extension and termination of her parental rights is in the children’s best interests.