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Case No. 21-0081

In the Interest of D.-M.A. and S.S., Minor Children

D.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sarah Wenke

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Mary Krafka

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 14, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The court properly denied the mother’s request for an extension of time to work on reunification, as she made very little, if any, progress and it is unlikely the need for removal would no longer exist after six months.  Also, termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the children’s best interests.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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