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Case No. 19-1055

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In the Interest of A.B. and A.B., Minor Children

A.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Debra A. George

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie De Vries

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (11 pages)

            A mother of two children appeals a permanency review order placing legal custody of the children with their father, contending (A) “the [juvenile] court erred in not returning the children to [her] care as there was no physical or adjudicatory harm preventing their return”; (B) “the [juvenile] court erred in [entering] a permanency order when the department [of human services] had not made reasonable efforts towards reunification as it failed to compel the children to individual counseling and family counseling with [her]”; and (C) “the department of human services did not [provide] notice that the hearing could be a permanency decision, as the court had previously ruled that she had an additional six months.”  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the juvenile court’s permanency review order in its entirety.

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