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Case No. 18-1661

In the Interest of E.G., Minor Child

M.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Amanda Heims

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit and John McCormally (until withdrawal), Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad litem

Roberta J. Megel


Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Craig M. Dreismeier, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, J.  (6 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, E.G., who was born in 2006.  The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(e) and (f) (2018).  The mother maintains the statutory grounds for termination have not been met as the State failed to make reasonable efforts to reunify her with her child and the close bond she shares with E.G. precludes termination.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother’s reasonable-efforts argument has not been preserved for our review, and no permissive factor weighs against the termination of the mother’s parental rights.  We affirm.

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