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Case No. 19-0350

In the Interest of A.M., B.M., and K.L., Minor Children

J.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Zachary C. Priebe

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Yvonne C. Naanep

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to three children, contending there is not clear and convincing evidence to support the grounds for termination, termination is not in the children’s best interests, the court erred in not applying one of the factors weighing against termination, and the State failed to make reasonable visitation efforts.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm because grounds for termination exist, termination and permanency for the children is in their best interests, and guardianship is not preferred to termination of the mother’s parental rights.  The department of human services made reasonable efforts to accommodate the mother’s move.

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