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Case No. 19-1654

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In the Interest of B.S. and E.C., Minor Children

M.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Teresa M. Pope

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen W. Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael Sorci

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1654
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her two children, born in 2016 and 2017.  She challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the statutory grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court, argues termination is not in the children’s best interests because of the closeness of the parent-child bond, and maintains she should have been granted additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights. 

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