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In the Interest of K.I., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Jeffrey A. Smith
Attorney for Appellee State
Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Rose Anne Mefford, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Mahan, S.J. Opinion by Mahan, S.J. (6 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, contending termination of her parental rights is not in the best interests of the child. OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review of the record, we conclude the State proved the termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the best interests of the child and we affirm the decision of the juvenile court to terminate the mother’s parental rights.