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Case No. 19-1246

In the Interest of J.N., Minor Child

D.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Don W. Schroeder

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Brian D. Johnson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District court for Johnson County, Jason A. Burns, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J. (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the record, we agree with the juvenile court that the State established by clear and convincing evidence the ground for termination set forth in Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019).  The record evidences that termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the child’s bests interests, and no facts in the record show a six-month delay would lead to safe reunification.  So we affirm the juvenile court’s ruling terminating the mother’s parental rights.

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