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Case No. 21-0927

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

J.S.-M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Justin Stonerook

Attorney for Appellee State

Natalie Deerr, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Alicia Stuekerjuergen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 23, 2021

             Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (North) County, Ty Rogers, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights, contending (1) the State failed to prove the grounds for termination, (2) termination is not in the children’s best interests, and (3) termination would be detrimental to the children due to the closeness of their parent-child relationship.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no grounds for reversal, we affirm.  

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