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In the Interest of P.M. and A.V., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Shannon M. Leighty
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Mullins, JJ. Opinion by Mullins, J. (5 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her children, arguing termination is contrary to the children’s best interests, termination should have been averted by way of the permissive exception to termination contained in Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(c) (2019), and she should have been allowed an additional six months to work toward reunification. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to her children.