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Case No. 20-1699

In the Interest of R.S., H.G., and L.M., Minor Children

S.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kevin J. Huyser

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Debra S. De Jong

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 14, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lyon County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., May, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her three children, born in 2010, 2012, and 2014, pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2020).  She challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the ground for termination cited by the juvenile court, asserts termination is contrary to the children’s best interests, requests application of the statutory exception to termination contained in section 232.116(3)(c), and claims the juvenile court erred in declining to grant her additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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