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Case No. 24-0143

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In the Interest of R.M., Minor Child


J.M., Father-Appellant

A.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Father

Paige E. Hillyer

Attorney for Appellant Mother

G. Brian Weiler

Attorney for Appellee State

Tamara Knight, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Grishma Patel Arumugam

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 27, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Michael Motto, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother and father separately appeal the termination of their parental rights to their child.  The mother challenges the statutory grounds for termination, and the father asks us to decline to terminate based on a permissive exception.  OPINION HOLDS: Having found the statutory grounds satisfied and because we decline to exercise a permissive exception, we affirm termination of the mother’s and father’s parental rights.

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