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Case No. 19-0635

In the Interest of K.J. and K.S., Minor Children

A.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jessica R. Noll

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Meret Thali

Attorney for Appellee Father of K.J.

Scott L. Bixenman

Attorney for Appellee Father of K.S.

Kevin J. Huyser

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Andrew Smith, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established the grounds for termination, and we find termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the children’s best interests even though each child is doing well in his and her father’s care.  Under the facts and circumstances of this case, there is no reason to apply any of the permissive factors set out in Iowa Code section 232.116(3) (2018), nor is additional time under section 232.104(2)(b) justified.  Accordingly, we affirm the order terminating the mother’s parental rights.

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