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Case No. 19-1550

In the Interest of M.S., Minor Child

K.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Katharine Massier

Attorney for Appellee State

Charles K. Phillips, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending (1) the record lacks clear and convincing evidence to support the grounds for termination cited by the district court and (2) the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification. OPINION HOLDS: Because clear and convincing evidence supports the district court’s determination and the department satisfied its reasonable efforts mandate, we affirm.

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