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In the Interest of Z.G., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Kevin S. Maughan
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Julie De Vries
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Gamble, S.J. Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (6 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: The State established a statutory ground for termination. We decline to apply an exception to termination for the purposes of establishing a guardianship as an alternative to termination.