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Case No. 23-1986

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In the Interest of G.B., Minor Child


P.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Gabriel Brio Porter

Attorney for Appellee State

Tamara Knight, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tonya Ann Oetken

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 10, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Schumacher, P.J., and Ahlers and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The child could not be safely returned to the mother’s custody at the time of the termination hearing, satisfying a statutory ground for termination.  Termination is in the child’s best interests, and the parent-child bond is not so strong to preclude termination.

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