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Case No. 21-0193

In the Interest of S.H., Minor Child

B.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jonathan M. Causey

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jesse Macro

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 14, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (8 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Even without considering exhibits the mother now asserts are inadmissible on hearsay and lack-of-foundation grounds, we find a statutory ground for termination is satisfied and additional time for reunification is not appropriate.  We also find no abuse of discretion in the juvenile court’s decision denying the mother’s motion to reopen the record.

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