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Case No. 22-0650

In the Interest of L.H., L.H., and D.W., Minor Children

L.H., Minor Child-Appellant

R.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Minor Child

Tammy Banning

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jamie L. Schroeder

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Joseph Martin

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Daniel L. Block, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother and her teenage daughter appeal the termination of the mother’s parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Although we consider the child’s preferences, we find the risk posed by the mother’s substance abuse and history of exposing her children to domestic violence is too great to avoid termination.  We affirm. 

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