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Case No. 21-0833

In the Interest of T.M., M.M. and D.M., Minor Children

B.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Dean A. Fankhauser

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Lori Kolpin

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to three children.  She argues the juvenile court erred in finding the children could not be returned to her care and she had a substance-abuse problem.  She also argues termination is not in the best interests of the children.  OPINION HOLDS: We find that the State proved the grounds for termination pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) and (h) (2021) by clear and convincing evidence.  We also find that termination is in the best interests of the children.

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