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Case No. 18-1756

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In the Interest of D.C., Minor Child

E.A., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Steven W. Stickle

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Lori J. Kieffer-Garrison

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark Fowler, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, P.J.  (4 pages)

                The mother appeals the permanency order, which transferred guardianship and custody of her child, D.C., to the child’s maternal grandparents.  First, she argues the district court failed to account for the progress she has made.  Second, she argues the Iowa Department of Human Services has failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the permanency order was appropriate and affirm by memorandum opinion pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 21.26(1)(a), (d), and (e).

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