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In the Interest of K.A., K.M., and K.P., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
G. Brian Weiler
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Cheryl Traum, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ. Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (7 pages)
A mother appeals the district court’s separate orders terminating her parental rights to her three children K.A., K.M., and K.P. She argues terminating her parental rights is not in the children’s best interest and she should have instead been given additional time to work toward reunification. OPINION HOLDS: On de novo review, we conclude termination of the mother’s parental rights to the children is in their best interest. The mother has not addressed her substance-abuse issue. She has also failed to address concerns over mental health, domestic violence, and housing. There is no evidence termination would be detrimental to the children. No evidence suggests the mother would be able to correct these issues if given another six months to work toward reunification. We affirm.