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In the Interest of L.H., L.H., and D.W., Minor Children
L.H., Minor Child-Appellant
Attorney for Appellant Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jamie L. Schroeder
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 Black Hawk County, Daniel L. Block, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (12 pages)
A mother and her teenage daughter appeal the termination of the mother’s parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Although we consider the child’s preferences, we find the risk posed by the mother’s substance abuse and history of exposing her children to domestic violence is too great to avoid termination. We affirm.