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Case No. 19-1209

In the Interest of N.M.-R., Minor Child

K.M.-R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Emma Shimanovsky

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie Gunderson Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the juvenile court’s termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude (1) grounds for termination exist, (2) termination is in the child’s best interest, (3) no exception should lead us to forgo termination, and (4) the State made reasonable efforts toward reunification.

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