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Case No. 19-1595

In the Interest of C.G., Minor Child

A.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Adam M. Stone

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael Bandstra

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Romonda Belcher, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, born in 2013.  The mother contests termination pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(l) (2019) and argues termination is not in the child’s best interest.  OPINION HOLDS: The statutory grounds for termination are met pursuant to section 232.116(1)(f), which the mother did not contest.  Furthermore, we find termination is in the child’s best interest and no permissive exceptions to termination apply.

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