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Case No. 21-0091

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In the Interest of K.S. and M.J., Minor Children

D.J., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Charles E. Isaacson

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Yvonne C. Naanep

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 04, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights, challenging the grounds for termination and asserting termination of her rights was not in the children’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: There is clear and convincing evidence the children could not be returned to the mother’s custody at the time of termination hearing and, therefore, grounds for termination exist.  Termination of the mother’s parental rights and adoption is in the children’s best interests.

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