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Case No. 19-2012

In the Interest of R.H., V.H., and J.H., Minor Children

J.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Colin McCormack

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

ConGarry Williams

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court decision terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS:  The mother physically abused the children and she does not have the ability to meet their special needs.  We conclude termination of her parental rights is in the children’s best interests.  Also, there is not clear and convincing evidence to show termination of the mother’s rights would be detrimental to the children based on the closeness of the parent-child relationship.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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