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Case No. 19-1176

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In the Interest of G.B., Minor Child

C.A., Mother-Appellant

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

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 11, 2019

            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.

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