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Case No. 21-0246

In the Interest of N.E., Minor Child

L.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Patrick C. Brau

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Joshua Schier

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 20, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Jennifer S. Bailey, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  Special Concurrence by Schumacher, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights, asserting the State failed to prove the child could not be returned to her care.  OPINION HOLDS: We find clear and convincing evidence the child could not be returned to the mother’s care and affirm.  SPECIAL CONCURRENCE ASSERTS: I concur in the majority opinion but write separately to emphasize additional supporting points for such result.

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