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Case No. 20-0684

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In the Interest of A.E., Minor Child

M.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Scott A. Johnson

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Shannon Sandy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for O'Brien County, David C. Larson, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals a juvenile court decision adjudicating her child to be in need of assistance (CINA).  OPINION HOLDS: The evidence shows it is imminently likely the child will suffer harmful effects from the care provided by those the mother chooses to watch the child.  Furthermore, we find the CINA adjudication is in the child’s best interests.  The child has special needs, and it is important that he receive care commensurate with those special needs.  We affirm the decision of the juvenile court.

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