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In the Interest of R.H., V.H., and J.H., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Danilson, S.J. Opinion by Danilson, S.J. (5 pages)
A mother appeals the juvenile court decision terminating her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: The mother physically abused the children and she does not have the ability to meet their special needs. We conclude termination of her parental rights is in the children’s best interests. Also, there is not clear and convincing evidence to show termination of the mother’s rights would be detrimental to the children based on the closeness of the parent-child relationship. We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.