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Case No. 20-0146

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In the Interest of K.D., Minor Child

K.J., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Geneva L. Williams

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kimberly Opatz

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0146
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending: (1) the State failed to prove the ground for termination cited by the district court; (2) termination was not in the child’s best interests; (3) the district court should not have terminated her parental rights given the bond she shared with the child; and (4) she should have been afforded additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm.

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