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Case No. 21-0188

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In the Interest of K.M., Minor Child

R.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sara Strain Linder

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Don W. Schroeder

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cedar County, Gary P. Strausser, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J. and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending (1) the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the district court; (2) she should have been granted “an additional six months to work toward reunification”; (3) the district court should have granted an exception to termination based on her bond with the child; and (4) the district court abused its discretion in refusing to reopen the record.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.

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