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In the Interest of A.G. and A.T., Minor Children
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Lynnette M. Lindgren
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Schumacher, J. (14 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to two children. OPINION HOLDS: We determine sufficient evidence exists to support the statutory ground for termination relied on by the juvenile court, termination is in the best interest of the children, and a permissive exception should not be applied to preclude termination. We further conclude that the Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts to reunite the family. Finally, an extension of time for reunification efforts is not warranted. Accordingly, we affirm the juvenile court.