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Case No. 22-0781

In the Interest of B.P., Minor Child

L.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jonathan M. Causey

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Jessica Chandler

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda D. Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Badding, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (13 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights, asserting the child could have been returned to her and, even if a ground for termination is proved, the parent-child bond should preclude termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding clear and convincing evidence the child could not safely be returned to the mother’s custody at the time of the termination hearing, termination of parental rights and an opportunity for permanence is in the child’s best interests, and no permissive exception exists to countermand termination, we affirm.

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