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Case No. 18-1840

In the Interest of A.P., Minor Child

J.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mark D. Reed

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Lynn M. Vogan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (3 pages)

            A mother challenges the permanency review order in a child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding.  OPINION HOLDS: The juvenile court had the authority to transfer custody of the child to his father, the juvenile court was not required to find a material and substantial change in circumstances before transferring custody, and the custody transfer is in the best interest of the child.

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