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Case No. 23-1590

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In the Interest of A.W., A.W., and A.W., Minor Children


L.J., Mother-Appellant,

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Donne M. Schauer

Attorney for Appellee State

Tamara Knight, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 24, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lynn Poschner, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Schumacher, J. (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: Grounds for termination exist under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2023), termination is in the best interest of the children, and the application of a permissive exception to preclude termination is unwarranted.  We affirm.

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