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Case No. 19-1375

In the Interest of P.M. and A.V., Minor Children

A.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Daniela Matasovic

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon M. Leighty

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children, arguing termination is contrary to the children’s best interests, termination should have been averted by way of the permissive exception to termination contained in Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(c) (2019), and she should have been allowed an additional six months to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to her children.

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