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Case No. 18-1595

In the Interest of T.J., Minor Child

S.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nancy L. Pietz

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS:  Upon our de novo review, we find the State proved grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2018); it is in the child’s best interests to terminate parental rights; and relative placement does not obviate the need for termination in this case.  We affirm termination of the mother’s parental rights. 

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