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Case No. 19-1907

In the Interest of O.S., Minor Child

A.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

J. Joseph Narmi

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Tricia Scheinost

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Scott Strait, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The expedited appeals process, which resulted in the mother preparing her petition on appeal without the hearing transcripts, did not violate the mother’s due process rights.  The statutory grounds authorizing termination were satisfied because the child could not be returned to the mother’s care.  Termination is in the child’s best interest.  And no permissive factor should be applied to preclude termination.

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