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Case No. 21-1272

In the Interest of C.K., Minor Child

C.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robin L. Himes

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Robert W. Davison

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending (1) the State failed to prove the ground for termination cited by the juvenile court and failed to afford her additional time to reunify; (2) the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts to facilitate reunification; (3) termination was not in the child’s best interests; and (4) the juvenile 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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