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Case No. 18-1443

In the Interest of E.P., Minor Child

H.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Richard N. Tompkins Jr.

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Patrick Rourick

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1443
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Worth County, Adam D. Sauer, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (3 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, E.P.  She requests an additional six months to work towards reunification, and she asserts termination is not in the child’s best interests and the bond they share should preclude termination.  OPINION HOLDS: We find nothing in this record to support an extension of time that would delay termination.  We also agree with the district court termination is in E.P.’s best interests.  We therefore affirm the district court’s termination of the mother’s parental rights without further opinion. 

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