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Case No. 20-1106

In the Interest of X.C., Minor Child

C.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jesse A. Macro, Jr.

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael Sorci

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Lynn Poschner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

            The mother appeals and argues the juvenile court lacked authority to issue an order authorizing The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to contact relatives of her daughter, X.C., for potential placement.  OPINIONS HOLDS: Because DHS has a statutory duty to contact relatives of children removed from their parents care, we find the juvenile court’s order proper.  Thus, we affirm and uphold the court’s order authorizing DHS to contact relatives for possible placement of X.C.

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