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Case No. 23-2059

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In the Interest of E.R., T.R., and J.F., Minor Children

T.R., Father of E.R. and T.R.-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Karen A. Taylor

Attorney for Appellee State

Natalie Hedberg, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Lisa A. Allison

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate 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, claiming the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court, termination is not in the children’s best interests, the court should apply a permissive exception to preclude termination, and a guardianship should have been entered in lieu of termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our review, we affirm both appeals.   

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