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Case No. 20-0566

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In the Interest of D.A., D.A., and D.F., Minor Children

T.F., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Elizabeth M. Wayne

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Cynthia Schuknecht

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0566
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Floyd County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court decision terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude there is clear and convincing evidence in the record to show the children could not be safely returned to the mother’s care and her parental rights were properly terminated.  We find the services provided to the mother were reasonable under the facts of the case.  We determine termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the children’s best interests and none of the exceptions to termination should be applied.  We affirm the juvenile court.

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