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Case No. 23-1968

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In the Interest of A.B., D.B., and J.B., Minor Children

C.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Victoria D. Noel

Attorney for Appellee State

Dion D. Trowers, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jennifer M. Olsen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 07, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Kimberly K. Shepherd, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her three children.  OPINION HOLDS: Because after our de novo review of the record we find that the children could not be safely returned to the mother’s custody at the time of the termination hearing and reliance on the permissive exception to order a guardianship is unwarranted, we affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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