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Case No. 19-1874

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

M.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jamie F. Deremiah

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Magdalena Reese

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to four of her children, born between 2010 and 2015.  The mother challenges the statutory grounds for termination, maintains the State failed to make reasonable efforts at reunification, and argues termination of her rights is not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the State proved the statutory ground under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d) (2019), made reasonable efforts to reunify the family, and termination of the mother’s rights is in these children’s best interests, we affirm.

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