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In the Interest of A.B., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Meredith L. Lamberti
Guardian ad litem
Jessica R. Noll
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mary L. McCollum Timko, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by Danilson, C.J. (7 pages)
A mother appeals from the termination of her parental rights to her child, A.B., pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(b), (d), (e), (g), (h), and (l) (2018). She does not contest the grounds for termination, but rather asserts the juvenile court made mistakes of fact and misapplied the law. OPINION HOLDS: Based on the evidence reflecting the mother has not maintained contact with A.B. and has not demonstrated a likelihood of long-standing sobriety, we find termination of the mother’s parental rights to A.B. is in A.B.’s best interest. We therefore affirm.