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Case No. 19-0630

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In the Interest of K.A., K.M., and K.P., Minor Children

K.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Christine Frederick

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

G. Brian Weiler

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 24, 2019

            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.

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