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Case No. 20-1105

In the Interest of K.C., Minor Child

S.C., Father-Petitioner-Appellee,

K.W., Mother-Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Patricia Scheinost

Attorney for Appellee Father

Amy E. Garreans

Guardian ad Litem

Amanda Heims

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights in this private termination proceeding.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the delay of forty-three days between service of the notice of appeal and the date the appeal was filed in the district court was not unreasonable under the instant procedural facts and, therefore, we have jurisdiction to consider the appeal.  We find there is sufficient evidence in the record to support termination of the mother’s parental rights and termination is in the child’s best interests.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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