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Case No. 22-1166

In the Interest of N.L., Minor Child

B.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Teresa M. Pope

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

ConGarry Williams

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
22-1166
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a two-year-old child.  She challenges the statutory ground for termination, requests additional time, and argues termination is not in the child’s best interests.  She also contends the juvenile court’s denial of her motion to continue the termination hearing was an abuse of discretion.  OPINION HOLDS: We disagree that the court abused its discretion in denying a continuance.  We also find the termination ground was supported, additional time was unwarranted, and termination is in the child’s best interests.  So we affirm.

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