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Case No. 19-0271

In the Interest of C.L. and C.L., Minor Children

C.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Susan R. Stockdale

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kayla Stratton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Per Curiam.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of parental rights to her two children.  OPINION HOLDS: The record shows the mother did nothing to address her mental health issues during the pendency of the case.  Consequently, we agree with the juvenile court that the children could not have been returned to the mother’s care at the time of the termination-of-parental-rights hearing.  Because the State established by clear and convincing evidence the ground for termination in paragraph (f) of section 232.116(1) (2018), we affirm the juvenile court’s order terminating the mother’s parental rights.

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