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Case No. 20-1083

In the Interest of Z.G., Minor Child

K.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kevin S. Maughan

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie De Vries

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 16, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established a statutory ground for termination.  We decline to apply an exception to termination for the purposes of establishing a guardianship as an alternative to termination.

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