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Case No. 21-1833

In the Interest of M.L., Minor Child

A.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sarah E. Dewein

Attorney for Appellee State

Diane Murphy Smith, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Erin Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Kimberly Ayotte, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (9 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm termination under Iowa Code § 232.116(1)(h) (2021).  Termination and adoption will best provide the child with safety and long-term nurturing, and no permissive exception has been proved to countermand our conclusion. 

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