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In the Interest of M.O., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Gretchen Witte Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Ahlers, P.J., Badding, J., and Gamble, S.J. Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (7 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. She argues the State failed to establish a statutory ground authorizing termination, termination is not in the child’s best interest, we should apply a permissive exception to forgo termination, and she should be given additional time to work toward reunification. OPINION HOLDS: The State established a ground for termination, and termination is in the child’s best interest. We decline to apply a permissive exception to forgo termination and decline to grant the mother additional time to work toward reunification.