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In the Interest of A.C.-D. and E.C.-D., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jessica R. Noll
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Attorney for Minor Children
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Stephanie Forker Parry, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (4 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children, contending the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the district court; termination was not in the children’s best interests; and the district court should have placed the children in a guardianship in lieu of terminating her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the children.