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Case No. 20-1655

In the Interest of A.R. and A.R., Minor Children

O.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Alexis R. Dahlhauser

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah E. Dewein

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1655
Date Published:
Mar 03, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her minor children.  The mother does not challenge the sufficiency of evidence supporting the grounds for termination.  Instead, she contends termination is not in the children’s best interests, the juvenile court should have invoked an exception to termination, and a guardianship would be appropriate.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we agree termination is in the children’s best interests and no permissive factor precludes termination, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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