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Case No. 22-1451

In the Interest of E.N., Minor Child


P.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Alexandra M. Nelissen

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kayla A.J. Stratton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 11, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Brent Pattison, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights, claiming the State did not establish a ground for termination.  She also claims termination is not in the child’s best interest and that the court should have applied an exception to preclude termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports a ground for termination, termination is in the child’s best interest, and we, like the district court, decline to apply a permissive exception to termination.

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