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Case No. 18-2111

In the Interest of J.K. and F.S., Minor Children

J.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Elizabeth A. Batey

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Cynthia Schuknecht

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children.  OPINION HOLDS: I. The State proved the grounds for termination pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2018) because clear and convincing evidence shows the children would be exposed to imminent likelihood of harm if returned to the mother’s care due to the mother’s failure to provide adequate supervision.  II. The State made reasonable efforts to remedy the need for the children’s removal.  III. Termination is in the children’s best interests.  IV. We decline to grant the mother additional time.

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