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Case No. 20-1576

In the Interest of M.W., Minor Child

N.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kelsey L. Knight

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Magdalena Reese

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Kevin Parker, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Mullins, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the permanency order entered in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding that placed the child in a guardianship.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother requested an extension of time to work on reunification with the child.  We find it is not likely the child could be returned to the mother’s care within six months and it would not be in the child’s best interests to further delay the case.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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