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Case No. 18-2078

In the Interest of H.E., Minor Child

A.E., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jane M. Wright

Attorney for Appellee State

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

Guardian ad litem

Crystal Leann Ely

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Adam D. Sauer, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Doyle, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (9 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights, claiming the State did not prove by clear and convincing evidence the statutory requirements for termination.  OPINION HOLDS: The State proved the statutory requirements for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) )2018), termination is in the best interest of the child, and that the bond with the child was not so strong as to defeat termination.  We affirm.

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