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Case No. 18-1139

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In the Interest of T.B., Minor Child

C.L.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Jonathan M. Causey

Attorney for Appellee State

John B. McCormally, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Erin E. Mayfield

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1139
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph W. Seidlin, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (12 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights in her child.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established the statutory elements authorizing termination, the conditions giving rise to termination would not abate in six months, and termination is in the child’s best interest.  The State made reasonable efforts supporting reunification.  The State also complied with the Indian Child Welfare Act.  The mother did not preserve her challenge related to the social history report because she did not bring her challenge at the juvenile court.

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