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Case No. 21-0286

In the Interest of X.L. and R.L., Minor Children

A.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Taryn R. McCarthy

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith Lamberti and Dion Trowers, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Jennifer Olsen

Attorney for Minor Children

Victoria Noel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Phillip J. Tabor, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., May, J., and Blane, S.J.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by May, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established the statutory grounds authorizing termination.  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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