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Case No. 19-1097

In the Interest of S.G. and L.B.-A., Minor Children

J.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Bo Woolman

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Paul White

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals a permanency review order entered in the child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports a finding that the Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts to return the children to the mother’s care.  We cannot find the need for removal will disappear if we delay permanency for six more months, and we therefore decline to continue placement.  We affirm the permanency review order transferring sole custody of S.G. to her father and guardianship and custody of L.B.-A. to his foster parents.  

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