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Case No. 23-1835

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In the Interest of N.D. and C.D., Minor Children

S.M., Mother-Appellant

D.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Danielle M. Ellingson

Attorney for Appellant Father

Mark A. Milder

Attorney for Appellee State

Tamara Knight, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah A. Reindl

Attorney for Minor Children

Nellie O'Mara

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 27, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Karen Kaufman Salic, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their children, claiming the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court, termination is not in the children’s best interests, and the court should apply a permissive exception to preclude termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our review, we affirm both appeals.  

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