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Case No. 20-1015

In the Interest of J.B., Minor Child

M.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Gregory H. Stoebe

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sarah Livingston

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Joseph L. Tofilon, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., May, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her daughter.  OPINION HOLDS: After eighteen months of the mother failing to fully participate in offered services, we find the statutory grounds for termination satisfied, additional time to work towards reunification is not appropriate, and termination is in the child’s best interests.

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