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In the Interest of H.P., M.P., and M.P., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Andrew J. Smith
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Mary L. McCollum Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ. Opinion by Doyle, J. (6 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children. OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence establishes the grounds for terminating the mother’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(b) (2017) due to her abandonment of the children. Termination is in the children’s best interests, and we decline the mother’s request for additional time.