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In the Interest of J.B., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Gregory H. Stoebe
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Joseph L. Tofilon, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Mullins, P.J., May, J., and Vogel, S.J. Opinion by Vogel, S.J. (5 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her daughter. OPINION HOLDS: After eighteen months of the mother failing to fully participate in offered services, we find the statutory grounds for termination satisfied, additional time to work towards reunification is not appropriate, and termination is in the child’s best interests.