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Case No. 19-1190

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In the Interest of A.C., I.C., and A.C., Minor Children

S.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Bryan Webber

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tamara Knight

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1190
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (5 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to three of her children, who are all age three or younger.  The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights to each child pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(e) and (h) (2019), citing the mother’s unresolved use of methamphetamine, housing instability, and issues involving mental health.  On appeal, the mother claims there is insufficient evidence to support the statutory grounds for termination and, in the alternative, asks for an extension of time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds for termination have been met, and an extension of time is not warranted.  We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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