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Case No. 18-1769

In the Interest of V.J., Minor Child

M.J., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Aaron H. Ginkens

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Paul L. White

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals from a decision terminating her parental rights to her minor child, contending (1) the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the juvenile court, (2) termination was not in the child’s best interests, and (3) her rights should not have been terminated given the closeness of the parent-child bond.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.

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