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Case No. 22-0442

In the Interest of A.L., Minor Child

H.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Rachel Antonuccio

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Joseph Martin

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 25, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David F. Staudt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State proved the grounds for termination and a permissive exception does not preclude termination.  There is no evidence that the mother would be able to resume custody following an additional six months to work towards reunification.  A guardianship is not preferable to termination here.

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