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In the Interest of A.L., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
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 Black Hawk County, David F. Staudt, Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Ahlers, J. (8 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. OPINION HOLDS: The State proved the grounds for termination and a permissive exception does not preclude termination. There is no evidence that the mother would be able to resume custody following an additional six months to work towards reunification. A guardianship is not preferable to termination here.