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Case No. 21-1262

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In the Interest of K.S., Minor Child

A.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nicholas E. Hay

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Whitney L. Gessner

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1262
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Winneshiek County, Linnea M.N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (14 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The guardian ad litem established a ground for termination, and termination is in the child’s best interests.  Additional time for reunification would not improve prospects.  And the court did not abuse its discretion by limiting irrelevant evidence.  We affirm. 

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