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Case No. 19-0289

In the Interest of N.K. and D.E., Minor Children

M.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Matthew D. Hatch

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Jean Capdevila

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Cheryl Traum, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (4 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her two children.  She argues the State failed to prove any of the grounds for termination exist by clear and convincing evidence and termination is not in the best interests of the children.  OPINION HOLDS: Based on the record and the mother’s admission that the children could not have been returned to her at the time of the termination hearing, we conclude the State proved by clear and convincing evidence the grounds for termination exist.  In addition, we find termination is in the best interests of the children.

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