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Case No. 20-1609

In the Interest of T.T. and A.B., Minor Children

S.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

David R. Fiester

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Judith Jennings Hoover

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2020).  She contends grounds for termination were not proved, termination of her parental rights is not in the children’s best interests, and permissive factors allow the court to avoid termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the mother’s substance-abuse and mental-health concerns have not been adequately addressed and interfere with her ability to provide consistent and stable parenting, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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