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Case No. 19-1896

In the Interest of J.S., Minor Child

M.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Douglas Cook

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jessica L. Morton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Joseph McCarville, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence shows the child could not be returned to the mother’s care at the time of the termination hearing, and termination is in the child’s best interests.  Because no credible evidence suggests the need for removal of the child will no longer exist at the end of an additional six-month period, the record does not support continuing the child’s placement.

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