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Case No. 21-1529

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In the Interest of I.K. and A.B., Minor Children

J.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Michael A. Horn

Attorney for Appellee State

Natalie Deerr, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Magdalena Reese

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two of her children.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established a statutory ground authorizing termination.  Termination is in the children’s best interests.  We apply no permissive exception to preclude termination.  And the mother did not preserve her guardianship request for appeal.

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