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Case No. 22-0381

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In the Interest of V.C., B.C. and I.V. a/k/a I.G., Minor Children

B.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nellie D. O'Mara

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Gregory Stoebe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-0381
Date Published:
May 11, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Kossuth County, Ann M. Gales, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals from the termination of her parental rights to three children—V.C., B.C., and I.V.  She argues the State failed to prove the necessary grounds for termination and that the strength of the bond between the mother and children is strong enough that termination is not in their best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother does not argue the children could be returned to her care at the time of the termination hearing, so we consider the statutory ground for termination satisfied.  Termination is in the children’s best interests, and the bond is not strong enough to outweigh the need for termination.  So, we affirm the termination. 

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