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Case No. 19-1630

In the Interest of V.K., C.K., and I.K., Minor Children

T.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Julie A. Forsyth

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shireen Carter

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Madison County, Brendan Greiner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her three children, arguing termination is contrary to the children’s best interests and the court should have established a guardianship in the children’s maternal grandparents rather than terminate her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the children’s best interests and the establishment of a guardianship in lieu of termination is inappropriate under the circumstances of this case.  We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.  

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