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Case No. 19-0297

In the Interest of M.D., K.T., G.A., E.A., and S.A., Minor Children

K.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robert B. Deck

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Lesley D. Rynell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Ida County, Patrick H. Tott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (5 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her five children.  The mother does not challenge the statutory grounds for termination.  She focuses on her argument on a permissive factor of Iowa Code section 232.116(3) (2018), claiming the court need not terminate her parental rights because each of the five children is in the custody of their respective father.  OPINION HOLDS: These children have been involved with the juvenile court system for much of their lives.  Leaving the door open for additional uncertainty in their lives is not in their best interests.  We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights. 

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