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Case No. 19-1303

In the Interest of W.L., Minor Child

A.E., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Deborah M. Skelton

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie F. Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the modification of the permanency goal in child-in-need-of-assistance proceedings.  OPINION HOLDS: The juvenile court did not specifically rule on the mother’s request for additional time for the permanency hearing, but the court extended the time originally scheduled for the hearing and we conclude the court’s decision to proceed with the hearing did not result in injustice to the mother.  We conclude the modification of the permanency goal to remain in the father’s care rather than reunification with the mother is in the child’s best interests.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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