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Case No. 18-1851

In the Interest of C.B., Minor Child

S.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Misty White

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Peter W. Stiefel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Poweshiek County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  The mother argues the district court improperly denied her motion for recusal and the State failed to make reasonable efforts at reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the mother’s motion for recusal.  The mother has not preserved her reasonable-efforts argument. 

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