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Case No. 18-1804

In re the Interest of A.R. and A.R., Minor Children

A.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Misty White

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Diane Crookham-Johnson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Poweshiek County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children, contending (A) the department failed to make reasonable efforts to reunite her with the children; (B) termination is not in the children’s best interests; (C) she should have been afforded an additional six months to work toward reunification; and (D) the district court should not have terminated her parental rights because the children were placed with relatives.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review of the record, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the children.

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