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Case No. 20-1693

In the Interest of M.B., Minor Child

C.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

John C. Heinicke

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Will Sales

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  She contends (1) the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the district court; (2) the district court should have afforded her additional time to work toward reunification; (3) termination was not in the child’s best interests; and (4) the district court should have invoked an exception to termination.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.

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