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In the Interest of X.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Debra A. George
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.