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Case No. 21-0349

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In the Interest of T.S., Minor Child

K.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Ivan E. Miller

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Karen Mailander

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Montgomery County, Jennifer Bahr, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J. and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  She (1) challenges one of the grounds for termination cited by the district court; (2) argues termination was not in the child’s best interest; (3) contends the district court should have granted an exception to termination based on the parent-child bond; and (4) asserts the district court should have afforded her additional time to reunify with the child.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.

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