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Case No. 19-1211

In the Interest of P.N., Minor Child

A.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Maura C. Goaley

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Roberta J. Megel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence shows the State proved the grounds for terminating the mother’s parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019) and termination is in the child’s best interests.  The mother failed to preserve her challenge to the reasonable efforts made to return the child to her care.  We therefore affirm. 

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