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Case No. 21-1046

In the Interest of C.R.

A.T., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

John S. Moeller

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guadian ad Litem

Joseph Kertels

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 20, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mary L. Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her one-year-old child, challenging only the statutory grounds for termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Despite years of services, the child could not be returned to his mother’s care at the time of the termination hearing.  Thus, we find clear and convincing evidence to support termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2021) and affirm. 

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