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Case No. 21-1786

In the Interest of B.A., Minor Child

A.W-H, Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Kevin J. Huyser

Attorney for Appellee State

Dion D. Trowers, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Sandy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for O'Brien County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals from the termination of her parental rights.  She argues that termination is not in her child’s best interest, the bond between her and the child is strong enough to overcome the need for termination, and she should have been granted a six-month extension.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination is in the child’s best interests.  There was not a strong enough bond between the mother and the child to overcome the need for termination.  There was no indication that the need for termination would not exist at the end of a six-month extension.  

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