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Case No. 21-1316

In the Interest of C.O., Minor Child

C.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jamie L. Schroeder

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tammy L. Banning

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Schumacher and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, contending termination was not in the child’s best interest because of their bond and she should have been granted additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we find that termination of the mother’s parental rights was in this child’s best interest despite any bond between them.  The mother failed to show that additional time would eliminate the need for removal.  We therefore affirm.

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