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Case No. 19-1803

In the Interest of J.S., Minor Child

P.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Patricia J. Lipski

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah L. Wenke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Greer, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court decision terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS:  We conclude the mother has failed to show the State did not make reasonable efforts to reunite her with the child, we agree with the court’s decision to deny the mother’s request for additional time, and we find the provisions in Iowa Code section 232.116(3) (2019) should not be applied to prevent termination of the mother’s parental rights.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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