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In the Interest of S.G. and L.B.-A., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Carr, S.J. Opinion by Carr, S.J. (6 pages)
A mother appeals a permanency review order entered in the child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding. OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports a finding that the Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts to return the children to the mother’s care. We cannot find the need for removal will disappear if we delay permanency for six more months, and we therefore decline to continue placement. We affirm the permanency review order transferring sole custody of S.G. to her father and guardianship and custody of L.B.-A. to his foster parents.