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Case No. 19-0111

In the Interest of N.R., Minor Child

A.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Joseph W. Kertels

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Patrick T. Parry

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mary Jane Sokolovske, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS: Because returning the child to the mother’s care would place the child at risk of an adjudicatory harm, the grounds for termination pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2017) have been proved by clear and convincing evidence.  We decline to grant the mother an additional six months to have the child returned to her care.

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