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Case No. 18-0494

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In the Interest of H.P., M.P., and M.P., Minor Children

K.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Andrew J. Smith

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Theresa Rachel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

            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. 

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