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Case No. 20-0116

In the Interest of A.M. and W.M., Minor Children

K.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Carrie K. Bryner

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly A. Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Greer, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  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). 

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