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Case No. 21-1473

In the Interest of L.P., G.J., N.J., N.J., G.J., R.J., L.J., M.J., & R.J., Minor Children

J.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Gina L. Kramer

Attorney for Appellee State

Michelle R. Becker

Guardian ad Litem

Kristy L. Hefel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Thomas J. Straka, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to nine children.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence to support the grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) and (h) (2021) and termination is in the children’s best interests.  Because no permissive exceptions to termination apply and an extension of time is not warranted under the facts presented, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights. 

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