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Case No. 22-1483

In the Interest of N.R. and C.R., Minor Children


T.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Deborah M. Skelton

Attorney for Appellee State

Diane Murphy Smith, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Anthony Alexander Haughton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 07, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two of her children, contending (1) the State failed to prove the ground for termination cited by the district court; (2) termination was not in the children’s best interests; (3) the court should have declined to terminate her parental rights based on the parent-child bond; and (4) she should have been afforded additional time to reunify.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to these two children. 

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