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Case No. 22-1368

In the Interest of K.S. and E.S., Minor Children

Black Hawk

M.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Andrew C. Abbott

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kelly Jo Smith

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 19, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David F. Staudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her two children under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2022), challenging the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the ground for termination, argues termination is not in the children’s best interests because of her bond with them, and requests more time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights. 

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