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Case No. 18-1062

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In the Interest of J.H., Minor Child

J.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Geneva L. Williams

Attorney for Appellee State

John B. McCormally, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Julie Gunderson Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1062
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (5 pages)

            The mother appeals the district court’s termination of her parental rights to her son, J.H.  She argues the statutory grounds for termination were not met, termination was not in J.H.’s best interests, and she should have additional time for reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: Due to the mother’s untreated mental-health and substance-abuse problems, we affirm the termination.

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