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Case No. 18-1079

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In the Interest of X.M., Minor Child

D.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jonathan Willier

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Debra A. George

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1079
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Appanoose County, William S. Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (9 pages)

            The mother appeals the district court’s termination of her parental rights to her son, X.M.  She argues the State did not prove X.M. could not be safely returned to her custody, the State did not make reasonable efforts to return X.M. to her custody, and termination is not in X.M.’s best interest.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court properly terminated the mother’s parental rights under paragraph (f) because she is unable to provide the supervision he needs.  Termination is in X.M.’s best interests, and no factors preclude termination.

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