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Case No. 18-1420

In the Interest of A.Z., Minor Child

M.Z., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Douglas Cook

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Sarah J. Livingston

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Angela L. Doyle, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals from the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds authorizing termination were satisfied, authorizing termination, and termination is in the child’s best interest.  The Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts toward reunification and an additional six months to work toward reunification is not appropriate because the circumstances requiring removal are likely to remain.

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