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Case No. 18-1116

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In the Interest of D.R., Minor Child

C.F., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Elizabeth A. Ryan

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Lynn M. Vogan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights in her child.  She challenges certain statutory grounds for termination and requests an additional six months to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the mother does not challenge all statutory bases relied upon, we terminate based on those grounds she did not challenge without further consideration.  We find an additional six months would be inappropriate because the grounds for termination will likely remain.

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