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In the Interest of O.R., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Nicole Garbis Nolan
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachael E. Seymour, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (7 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to one of her children. She contends (1) the record lacks clear and convincing evidence to support termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d) (2019); (2) the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts to reunify her with her child; and (3) “the juvenile court erred in denying [her] motion to bifurcate the roles of [the child’s] attorney and [guardian ad litem].” OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.