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In the Interest of R.H., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Kyle J. McGinn
Attorney for Appellee State
Charles K. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Greer, J., and Blane, S.J. Opinion by Blane, S.J. (7 pages)
The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. She disputes some of the statutory grounds relied upon by the juvenile court, maintains termination is not in the child’s best interests, argues she should be given more time to work toward reunification, and challenges the juvenile court’s denial of her request to modify disposition to place the child with the maternal grandmother. OPINION HOLDS: The State proved a ground for termination by clear and convincing evidence. Termination is in the child’s best interest. Additional time for the mother to work toward unification is not warranted. And the mother no longer has standing to appeal the denial of the motion on placement. We affirm.