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Case No. 21-0420

In the Interest of J.W., Minor Child

M.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Ivan E. Miller

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

DeShawne L. Bird-Sell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Montgomery County, Jennifer Bahr, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Greer, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a seven-year-old daughter.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother does not challenge all the statutory grounds for termination, so the court’s findings on the unchallenged ground stands.  We find it was in the child’s best interests to terminate the mother’s parental rights.  A permissive factor does not apply to prevent termination.  And finally, the facts do not warrant granting the mother a six-month extension of time.  We affirm. 

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