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Case No. 19-1622

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

B.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

David Barajas

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael R. Sorci

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 22, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children.  OPINION HOLDS: Because there is no basis for finding the need for the children’s removal would be eliminated if we granted the mother additional time, we reject her request to delay permanency for six months.  Because the mother failed to make any changes to her situation in the ten months after the children’s removal, we agree termination is in the children’s best interests.  And even if a relative was a suitable placement for the children, it would not change the decision to terminate.  We affirm.

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