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Case No. 21-0459

In the Interest of K.P., J.P., K.P., J.P., J.P., K.P. and K.P., Minor Children

K.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mark Milder

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for K.P., J.P., K.P., J.P. and K.P.

Becky Wilson

Attorney for J.P. and K.P.

Ann Troge

Guardian ad Litem

Cynthia Schukniecht

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Karen Kaufman Salic, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to seven children, ranging in ages from sixteen years to five years at the time of the termination hearing.  The mother argues the State failed to prove grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2020) because the children could have been returned to her care or, alternatively, claims the juvenile court should have granted a six-month extension to allow her more time to work toward reunification.  She also asserts the juvenile court should have applied exceptions to termination under section 232.116(3)(b) and (c).  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to these seven children.

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