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Case No. 19-1861

In the Interest of C.N. and A.N., Minor Children

S.N., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Fred Blake Perkins

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Martha Sibbel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Calhoun County, Joseph McCarville, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Mullins, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two of her children.  OPINION HOLDS: A statutory ground authorizing termination is satisfied.  Termination is in the children’s best interests.  We decline to apply any of the permissive exceptions to termination found in Iowa Code section 232.116(3) (2019).  The juvenile court correctly denied the mother’s request for additional time to work toward reunification and establishment of a guardianship.

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