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Case No. 21-0004

In the Interest of Z.S., Minor Child

J.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Timothy J. Tupper

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Rebecca Ruggero

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Korie Talkington, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Doyle, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  She claims termination is not in the child’s best interest, we should forgo termination due to the strength of the parent-child bond, and she should be given additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination is in the child’s best interest.  The parent-child bond is not so strong to preclude termination.  And we do not give the mother additional time to work toward reunification.

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