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Case No. 23-1312

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

S.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Aaron H. Ginkens

Attorney for Appellee State

Mackenzie Moran, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Dusty L. Clements

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven W. Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Badding, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports the grounds for terminating the mother’s parental rights.  The mother failed to preserve error on her challenge to reasonable efforts.  Termination is in the children’s best interests, and the mother has not shown termination will harm the children based on the closeness of the parent-child relationship.  We therefore affirm.

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