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Case No. 19-1182

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In the Interest of P.R. and E.R., Minor Children

S.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Richard N. Tompkins, Jr.

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Crystal Lo Ely

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1182
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Adam D. Sauer, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her two children.  She argues she should have additional time because she has a different attorney on appeal.  She also argues the Iowa Department of Human Services’ repeated failure to provide her with permanency plans violates her due process rights and it was abuse of discretion on the part of the district court to terminate her parental rights without the permanency plans. OPINION HOLDS: No due process violations occurred.  The mother’s abuse-of-discretion argument was not raised at any point before appeal and was not substantiated in the mother’s petition.  We affirm.

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