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Case No. 18-2136

In the Interest of J.K., Minor Child

M.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Timothy J. Tupper

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Cynthia Taylor

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Christine Dalton Ploof, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (5 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  She argues the State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that grounds for termination exist under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2018) and termination is not in the best interests of the child.  OPINIONS HOLDS: Because the mother cannot sustain sobriety, we find grounds for termination exist and termination is in the best interests of the child. 

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