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Case No. 21-1102

In the Interest of E.M., Minor Child

S.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kimberly A. Auge

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Reyna Wilkens

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 23, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Louisa County, Emily Dean, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The juvenile court did not abuse its discretion by denying the mother’s motions to continue, the grounds for termination were established, termination is in the child’s best interests, and a guardianship is not appropriate.  We affirm.

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