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Case No. 18-0681

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In the Interest of A.B., Minor Child

A.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Theresa Rachel

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti

Guardian ad litem

Jessica R. Noll

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

            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.

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