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Case No. 18-1693

In the Interest of A.A., D.A., and N.A., Minor Children

C.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Amy K. Davis

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kayla Stratton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her three children under Iowa Code subsections 232.116(1)(e), (f), (h), and (l) (2018), arguing termination would be detrimental to the children due to the closeness of the parent-child relationship and asking for six additional months to reunify.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we do not find clear and convincing evidence termination would be detrimental to the children, nor that delaying permanency for six additional months would serve the children’s best interests, we affirm.

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