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Case No. 19-2030

In the Interest of P.K., Minor Child

L.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

William E. Sales III

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kayla Stratton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 19, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (4 pages)

            The mother of P.K. appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Because of the mother’s unaddressed substance-abuse and mental-health issues and other concerns contained in the record, we find clear and convincing evidence P.K. cannot be returned to the mother’s care, thus satisfying the grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019). 

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