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Case No. 20-1324

In the Interest of J.M. and J.M., Minor Children

S.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Linda A. Hall

Attorney for Appellee State

Natalie Deerr and Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Tammy L. Banning

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David F. Staudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State made reasonable efforts toward reunification.  Termination is in the children’s best interests.  We decline to apply Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(c) (2020) to preclude termination.  And we do not grant the mother additional time to work toward reunification.

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