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Case No. 22-1212

In the Interest of C.M. and F.M., Minor Children


T.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Julie De Vries (until withdrawal)

T.M., self-represented

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kevin S. Maughan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Monroe County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals a removal order, the children’s adjudication as children in need of assistance (CINA), and a dispositional order continuing the children’s placement outside the mother’s custody.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the mother’s claims related to the initial removal of the children to be moot.  Clear and convincing evidence supports the court adjudicating the children as CINA.  Finally, the court properly continued the children’s placement outside the mother’s custody in the dispositional order.  We affirm. 

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