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Case No. 19-1732

In the Interest of N.G., Minor Child

N.G., Child-Appellant

P.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Child

Andrea B. McGinn

Guardian ad Litem

Robb D. Goedicke

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sarah E. Dewein

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 19, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Susan Cox, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED ON BOTH APPEALS.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (10 pages)

            An adoptive mother and minor child appeal a district court order terminating parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The State met its statutory burden under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2019).  Termination is in N.G.’s best interests, and the court below did not err in refraining from applying one of the permissive exceptions in Iowa Code section 232.116(3).  We affirm the termination.

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