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Case No. 20-0295

In the Interest of A.D., Minor Child

D.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Grishma Arumugam

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Rebecca G. Ruggero

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Christine Dalton, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., May, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the permanency order transferring custody and guardianship of her thirteen-year-old son to his current placement, his step-father, and finding the State made reasonable efforts at reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother has waived her argument the State failed to make reasonable efforts to reunite her with the child.  And we agree with the district court that services have been offered to correct the circumstances leading to removal of A.D., and yet the child cannot return to the mother’s home.  We affirm the juvenile court permanency order. 

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