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Case No. 21-0430

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In the Interest of C.D., Minor Child

A.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jane M. Wright

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

David A. Grooters

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 26, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Adam D. Sauer, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the juvenile court did not abuse its discretion in denying the mother’s motion for a continuance during the termination hearing, there is sufficient evidence to support the termination, termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the child’s best interests, none of the exceptions to termination should be applied, the mother should not be given an extension of time to work on reunification, and the mother is unable to challenge the child-in-need-of-assistance adjudication in this appeal.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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