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Case No. 19-1177

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In the Interest of O.R., Minor Child

K.R., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Katharine Massier

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Nicole Garbis Nolan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1177
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020
Summary

            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.

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