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Case No. 21-1942

In the Interest of L.C., Minor Child

D.H., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Shireen L. Carter

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Meggen Weeks

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Union County, Monty W. Franklin, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending termination “was not in the child’s best interests.”  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we agree with the district court that the child’s safety would have been compromised had the child been returned to her mother’s custody.  In other words, termination was in the child’s best interests. 

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