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Case No. 21-0245

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In the Interest of N.C. and C.C., Minor Children

A.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Cameron M. Sprecher

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael J. Moeller

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 26, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Adam D. Sauer, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Greer, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother has not shown termination would be detrimental to the children and the juvenile court should have applied a permissive factor under Iowa Code section 232.116(3) (2020) to prevent termination.  In addition, the circumstances do not warrant an extension of six months as the evidence does not indicate the need for removal will be resolved at the end of that time.  Therefore, we affirm termination. 

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