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Case No. 18-1326

In the Interest of R.C., Minor Child

M.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sara E. Benson

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Te'ya T. O'Bannon

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Craig M. Dreismeier, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her minor child, born in 2017.  On appeal, the mother argues the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination by clear and convincing evidence and termination is not in the best interests of the child because it would be detrimental to the child’s mental and emotional wellbeing.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the record, we agree with the conclusions of the juvenile court and affirm the termination order.

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