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Case No. 22-1346

In the Interest of R.B., Minor Child

K.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Robin L. Himes

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

David G. Baumgartner

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jones County, Joan M. Black, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (8 pages)

The mother appeals the juvenile court ruling granting the State’s request to waive reasonable efforts to reunify the mother with R.B. under Iowa Code section 232.102(12)(c) (2022).  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find clear and convincing evidence of aggravated circumstances based upon the mother’s history and her demonstrated lack of commitment to her parental role, we affirm the juvenile court’s waiver of the reasonable-efforts requirement.

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