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Case No. 21-0937

In the Interest of L.B., Minor Child

K.B., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Whitney A. Estwick

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Roberta Megel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0937
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Eric J. Nelson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (9 pages)

            The mother appeals the juvenile court order terminating her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother waived any challenge to termination of her rights based on lack of reasonable efforts being made for reunification.  The State met its burden of establishing statutory grounds for termination.  The closeness of the mother-child relationship does not warrant application of a permissive exception.  As a result, we affirm.

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