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Case No. 21-0629

In the Interest of M.W., Minor Child

R.W., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Arielle M. Lipman

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:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending the State failed to prove the grounds for termination cited by the district court, termination was not in the child’s best interests, and the court should have granted an exception to termination based on the parent-child bond.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.

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