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In the Interest of R.E., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Maura C. Goaley
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 Pottawattamie County, Charles D. Fagan, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ. Opinion by Greer, J. (9 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to one child arguing the State failed to prove the statutory grounds for termination, termination is not in the child’s best interests, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) failed to provide reasonable efforts toward reunification. OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the State proved statutory grounds for termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2019) with regard to the mother, termination was in the child’s best interests, and DHS provided reasonable efforts toward reunification. We affirm.