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Case No. 19-1539

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In the Interest of A.H., T.S., and T.S., Minor Children

L.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

William P. Baresel

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Patrick James Rourick

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mitchell County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to three minor children, arguing that an exception under Iowa Code section 232.116(3)(c) (2019) applies to prevent termination based on the closeness of the parent-child relationship.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother has failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the exception to termination applies.  We affirm.

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