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Case No. 18-1652

In the Interest of R.W. and D.F., Minor Children

M.J., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kyle J. McGinn

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Roberta Megel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (7 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children, D.F., born in 2012, and R.W., born in 2017.  The mother’s parental rights were terminated pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d), (e), (f), (h), (i), and (l) (2018).  On appeal, the mother challenges the statutory grounds for termination and argues a permissive factor weighs against terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: As the children could not be returned to the mother’s care at the time of the termination hearing and no permissive factor weighs against it, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to D.F. pursuant to section 232.116(1)(f) and to R.W. pursuant to section 232.116(1)(h).

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