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Case No. 20-0354

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In the Interest of K.S., Minor Child

A.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nicholas E. Hay

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Whitney L. Gessner

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0354
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Winneshiek County, Linnea M.N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., May, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by May, J.  Dissent by Vogel, S.J.  (13 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the State failed to establish statutory grounds authorizing termination by clear and convincing evidence under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d) or (f) (2019).  DISSENT ASSERTS: I agree with the juvenile court and would affirm that the grounds for termination under section 232.116(1)(f) were satisfied. 

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