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Case No. 24-0026

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In the Interest of H.G., Minor Child


M.R., Mother-Appellant

A.R., Father-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Bryan Webber

Attorney for Appellant Father

Sarah E. Dewein

Attorney for Appellee State

Mackenzie Moran, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kaitlyn C. DiMaria

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 10, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven Guiter, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their respective parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established statutory grounds authorizing termination.  Termination is in the child’s best interests.  We decline to apply any permissive exception and establish a guardianship. 

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