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Case No. 20-0603

In the Interest of C.F. and D.B., Minor Children

M.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Ronald E. Langford

Attorney for Appellee

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael R. Sorci

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

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

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children.  She raises three issues: (1) whether termination is in the best interest of the children; (2) whether the juvenile court erred by admitting into evidence exhibits alleged to be untimely filed or, alternatively, not granting the mother’s request for a continuance; and (3) whether the juvenile court abused its discretion by admitting into evidence exhibits that were deemed timely because the juvenile court held the record open.  OPINION HOLDS: We find termination is in the best interest of the children, and the mother waived the remaining issues by failing to adequately argue them in her filings with this court.

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