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Case No. 20-0924

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In the Interest L.D., Minor Child

S.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Monte McCoy

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for Intervenors

Amanda Demichelis

Guardian ad Litem

Debra A. George

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her son.  She argues she should have been afforded additional time for reunification efforts and that a guardianship was the preferred permanency option over termination.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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