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Case No. 23-1930

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In the Interest of D.D. and L.D., Minor Children

K.S., Mother-Appellant

J.D., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Judy D. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant Father

Karen A. Taylor

Attorney for Appellee State

Tamara Knight, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

ConGarry D. Williams

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
23-1930
Date Published:
Feb 21, 2024
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lynn Poschner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Buller, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (10 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their two children.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the State proved grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence and termination is in the best interests of D.D. and L.D., we affirm.  We also do not find an exception for a bond, nor do we grant the father’s request to defer permanency for six months.  We affirm on both appeals.

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