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