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In the Interest of W.L., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Deborah M. Skelton
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Julie F. Trachta
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Schumacher, J. (7 pages)
A mother appeals the modification of the permanency goal in child-in-need-of-assistance proceedings. OPINION HOLDS: The juvenile court did not specifically rule on the mother’s request for additional time for the permanency hearing, but the court extended the time originally scheduled for the hearing and we conclude the court’s decision to proceed with the hearing did not result in injustice to the mother. We conclude the modification of the permanency goal to remain in the father’s care rather than reunification with the mother is in the child’s best interests. We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.