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Case No. 19-1396

In the Interest of H.B., Minor Child

R.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Heidi D. Van Winkle

Attorney for Appellee State

Anna T. Stoeffler (until withdrawal) and Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Joshua P. Schier

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Emily Dean, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (6 pages)

            Ravin, age twenty-two, appeals an order terminating her parental rights to H.B., her now three-year-old son.  She contends the State did not prove the statutory basis for termination and termination is not in H.B.’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: H.B.’s repeated removals are a heartbreaking reminder Ravin cannot overcome her addiction at the present time to provide her son with a safe home.  Termination of Ravin’s parental rights was proper under sections 232.116(1)(h) and 232.116(2) (2019).  We affirm. 

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