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In the Interest of C.S., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Danielle M. Ellingson
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mitchell County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge. REVERSED AND REMANDED WITH INSTRUCTIONS. Considered by May, P.J., Schumacher and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Badding, J. (16 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, arguing termination is contrary to the child’s best interests, statutory exceptions should be applied to preclude termination, and permanency should be accomplished through either the establishment of a guardianship in the maternal grandmother or another planned permanent living arrangement. OPINION HOLDS: We reverse the decision of the juvenile court terminating the mother’s parental rights and remand for dismissal of the petition and the entry of a permanency order consistent with this opinion.