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Case No. 18-1558

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In the Interest of J.M., Minor Child

D.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Teresa M. Pope

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kimberly Graham

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find an extension to work toward reunification is not warranted, the evidence supports termination, termination is in the child’s best interest, and no exceptions apply.  We affirm the juvenile court.

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