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Case No. 18-1146

In the Interest of I.M., S.G., K.G., and K.G., Minor Children

M.Y., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mark J. Rasmussen

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Martha Sibbel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 07, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Calhoun County, Joseph B. McCarville, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (3 pages)

           Following the entry of a dispositional order, a mother appeals prior juvenile court orders adjudicating her children to be children in need of assistance and temporarily removing the children from her care.  She claims she was denied due process in relation to the adjudication hearing, challenges the sufficiency of the evidence for adjudication under Iowa Code section 232.2(6)(c)(2) (2018), and argues the court erred in temporarily removing the children after adjudication.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the mother has failed to preserve error on her due process claim, the State met its burden for adjudication, and the issue of temporary removal was rendered moot by the entry of a subsequent dispositional order confirming removal.  We therefore affirm. 

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