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Case No. 21-0949

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In the Interest of J.C., Minor Child

H.Z., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Molly Vakulskas Joly

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Diane Murphy Smith, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorney for Minor Child

Maxine Buckmeier

Guardian ad Litem

Dean Fankhauser

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Mark C. Cord, III, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the mother has not shown she can protect the child from traumatic injury, the State has proved a statutory ground for termination, termination is in the child’s best interests, and any bond does not preclude termination.

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