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Case No. 20-0083

In the Interest of E.L., Minor Child

J.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mary Baird Krafka

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sam K. Erhardt

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her minor child, arguing the State failed to prove grounds for termination and termination was not in the child’s best interest.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we conclude the State proved grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) (2019) and that termination was in the child’s best interest.  We affirm the juvenile court termination order.

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