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Case No. 18-0866

In the Interest of J.C., Minor Child

B.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Larry J. Brock

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Katie E. M. Lujan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jefferson County, Williams S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (11 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her son, arguing the juvenile court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the proceedings under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children required the Iowa juvenile court to retain jurisdiction, and Iowa is not an inconvenient forum, we affirm

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