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Case No. 19-1158

In the Interest of F.K. and F.K., Minor Children

F.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Elizabeth A. Batey

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler (until withdrawal) and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Cynthia Schuknect

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights to her two minor children, F.K. and F.K.  The juvenile court terminated her parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(e), (h), and (k) (2019).  The mother disputes aspects of each of the statutory grounds, and argues termination is not in the children’s best interest and she should have been given a six-month extension to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: The State met its burden to terminate the mother’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h).  Termination is in the children’s best interest.  A six-month extension is not warranted. 

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