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Case No. 20-0756

In the Interest of G.G., G.G., and G.G., Minor Children

M.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sarah E. Dewein

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Children

Cathleen Siebrecht

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan


Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence establishes the ground for termination under section 232.116(1)(f) (2020) given the mother’s unresolved substance-use issues.  The evidence also shows termination is in the children’s best interests and terminating the mother’s parental rights would not be detrimental to the children.  We affirm.

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