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Case No. 21-1956

In the Interest of A.A. and D.A., Minor Children

V.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kaitlyn C. DiMaria

Attorney for Appellee State

Natalie Deer, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jeremy Evans

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 13, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lynn C.H. Poschner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two of her children.  She contends (1) the department of human services failed to “provide[] appropriate or meaningful reasonable efforts to reunify her with her children” and (2) termination was not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we agree with the district court that the department of human services satisfied its reasonable-efforts mandate and termination

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