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Case No. 21-0440

In the Interest of H.S. and N.S., Minor Children

B.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Theresa Rachel

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jessica Noll

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two of her children, born in 2018 and 2016.  The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights as to both children under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d), (e), (g), and (l) (2020).  Her rights to the younger child were also terminated under section 232.116(1)(h).  Here, the mother challenges whether the statutory grounds for termination were proved and claims the loss of her rights is not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights under paragraph (e) of section 232.116(1). 

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