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Case No. 21-0512

In the Interest of J.K. and N.F., Minor Children

K.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Tisha M. Halverson

Attorney for Appellee State

Michelle R. Becker, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kevin Huyser

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 04, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Daniel P. Vakulskas, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence supports the statutory grounds for termination of the mother’s parental rights, termination is in the children’s best interests, and none of the exceptions to termination should be applied.  We also find the mother did not timely request additional services and an extension of time is not warranted under the facts of this case.  We affirm the decision terminating the mother’s parental rights.

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