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In the Interest of B.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jacqueline L. Grotewold
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Philip J. De Koster
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, Robert J. Dull, District Associate Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED. Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. Dissent by Vogel, J. (20 pages)
A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: We find the State failed to prove the alleged statutory grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence. We reverse the juvenile court’s termination order and remand for further proceedings. DISSENT ASSERTS: I would affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights. I believe the State proved by clear and convincing evidence B.M. could not be returned to the care of the mother at the time of the termination hearing.