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In the Interest of G.B., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Melody J. Butz
Attorney for Appellee State
Anagha Dixit, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Kristin L. Denniger
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Benton County, Barbara H. Liesveld, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ. Opinion by Mullins, J. (9 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her minor child. She argues: (1) termination is not in the child’s best interests, (2) the State failed to make reasonable efforts at reunification, and (3) she should have been given additional time for reunification. OPINION HOLDS: We conclude termination is in the child’s best interests, the mother failed to preserve error on her reasonable-efforts challenge, and additional time is unwarranted. We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.