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Case No. 21-1690

In the Interest of M.D., Minor Child

C.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robert W. Davidson

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Julie Trachta

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Carrie K. Bryner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (5 pages)

            The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights to her child, M.D., born in August 2020, under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(g) and (h) (2021).  On appeal, the mother purports to challenge the statutory grounds, argues termination of her rights is not in the child’s best interests, and claims the closeness of her bond with the child weighs against termination.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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