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In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jessica R. Noll
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Debra S. De Jong
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Andrew Smith, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Ahlers, J. (10 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse of discretion in the juvenile court denying the mother’s request for withdrawal and replacement of her attorney, we agree with the juvenile court’s three-step analysis finding termination appropriate, and we deny the mother’s request for additional time to work toward reunification.