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Case No. 23-2019

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In the Interest of K.C. and C.C., Minor Children

B.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nicholas J. Einwalter

Attorney for Appellee State

Mackenzie Moran, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Bryan P. Webber

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
23-2019
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2024
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Buller, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her four-year-old daughter and six-year-old son.  She contends the State did not prove the children could not be returned to her custody and it was not in their best interests to terminate her rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence that the mother’s lack of protective capacity regarding her paramour, who is a registered sex offender, would expose the children to the risk of harm.  And after two years out of parental care, moving toward adoption is int the children’s best interests.  Thus, we affirm. 

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