In the Interest of K.P., J.P., K.P., J.P., J.P., K.P. and K.P., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for K.P., J.P., K.P., J.P. and K.P.
Attorney for J.P. and K.P.
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.