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Case No. 19-0986

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In the Interest of S.B., T.R., and P.R., Minor Children

A.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Julie De Vries

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Debra A. George

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 07, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her three children, contending (1) termination is not in the children’s best interests due to the closeness of the parent-child bond, (2) the State failed to make reasonable efforts at reunification, and (3) termination was premature because the youngest child’s father was not identified or offered services.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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