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Case No. 19-0332

In the Interest of B.S. and T.S., Minor Children

S.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Michael S. Fisher

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Diane Crookham-Johnson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Ann Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children; she contends the district court erred in finding the statutory grounds for termination were met and termination is not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we conclude the district court did not err in finding the statutory grounds for termination were met by clear and convincing evidence.  Considering the children’s safety and need for permanency in the long- and short-term, their best interests are furthered by termination of her parental rights. 

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