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Case No. 19-0323

In the Interest of A.B. and A.B., Minor Children

M.Z., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Douglas Cook

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Sarah Livingston

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Kurt J. Stoebe, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there is sufficient evidence in the record to support termination of the mother’s parental rights.  It is not in the children’s best interests to give the mother additional time to work on reunification.  Termination of the mother’s rights is in the children’s best interests.  Although the father’s rights could not be terminated at the time of the termination hearing because he had not received adequate notice, the court could proceed with termination of the mother’s rights.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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