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Case No. 19-1210

In the Interest of R.E., Minor Child

B.E., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Maura C. Goaley

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Roberta Megel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to one child arguing the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination, termination is not in the child’s best interests, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) failed to provide reasonable efforts toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the State proved statutory grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019) with regard to the mother, termination was in the child’s best interests, and DHS provided reasonable efforts toward reunification.  We affirm.

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