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Case No. 18-1862

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In the Interest of K.G., Minor Child

V.G., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nancy A.S. Trotter

Attorney for Appellee State

Kathryn K. Lang, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad litem

Karl Wolle

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1862
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Colin J. Witt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, J.  (4 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her one-year-old child, K.G.  The juvenile court terminated the mother’s parental rights pursuant to Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(g) and (h) (2018).  On appeal, she argues there is not clear and convincing evidence to support the statutory grounds for termination and termination is not in the child’s best interests because of the close bond the mother and K.G. share.  OPINION HOLDS: Clear and convincing evidence supports the termination of the mother’s parental rights pursuant to section 232.116(1)(h), termination is in the child’s best interests, and no permissive factor weighs against termination.  We affirm.

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