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Case No. 22-1363

In the Interest of T.W., Minor Child


M.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Sue Kirk

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Robin Lee Himes

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 19, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Joan M. Black, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, born in 2016, under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(f) and (g) (2022).  She argues the department did not make reasonable efforts at reunification and a prior termination should not have been considered by the juvenile court.  We must also decide whether to grant the mother a delayed appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: We opt to grant the mother a delayed appeal, but we still affirm the termination of her parental rights. 

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