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Case No. 19-0206

In the Interest of K.W., Minor Child

K.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Maura C. Goaley

Attorney for Appellee State

Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Kyle McGinn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Scott Strait, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (7 pages)

A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence establishes the grounds for terminating the mother’s parental rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2018).  The mother has failed to preserve error on her claim that the Department of Human Services failed to make reasonable efforts to return the child to her care.  The best interests of the child require termination of the mother’s parental rights.  Accordingly, we affirm.

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