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Case No. 18-1801

In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child

L.F., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Meegan M. Keller

Attorney for Appellee State

John McCormally, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Erin Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 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.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals, challenging the juvenile court’s order terminating her parental rights to a one-year-old child.  She contends the State did not prove the statutory grounds for termination and termination is not in the child’s best interests.  OPINION HOLDS: After independently reviewing the record, we find clear and convincing evidence to support termination of the mother’s parental rights.  We further find termination of parental rights to be in the child’s best interests. 

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