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Case No. 21-1754

In the Interest of M.M., Minor Child

C.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Emily DeRonde

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Ashley Beisch

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, James B. Malloy, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  In the alternative, she requests a guardianship rather than termination.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother waived any challenge to the statutory grounds for termination.  Termination was in the child’s best interests.  And, given the need for permanency, termination is preferable to guardianship.  We affirm.

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