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In the Interest of A.Z., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Sarah J. Livingston
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Angela L. Doyle, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ. Opinion by McDonald, J. (8 pages)
A mother appeals from the termination of her parental rights to her child. OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds authorizing termination were satisfied, authorizing termination, and termination is in the child’s best interest. The Iowa Department of Human Services made reasonable efforts toward reunification and an additional six months to work toward reunification is not appropriate because the circumstances requiring removal are likely to remain.