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Case No. 23-1253

In the Interest of M.A. and S.A., Minor Children


M.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kelsea M. Hawley

Attorney for Appellee State

William E. Sales, III, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Dean Fankhauser

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Kristal L. Phillips, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Greer, P.J., and Ahlers and Buller, JJ.  Opinion by Buller, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children, M. and S.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find reasonable efforts were made to reunify given the mother’s level of participation, a statutory ground for termination was established, termination is in the children’s best interests, and the court correctly declined to apply any exceptions to termination, we affirm.

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