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Case No. 20-1214

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In the Interest of A.C., Minor Child

A.C., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Nicholas A. Bailey

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith L. Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

David Barajas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Rachel E. Seymour, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, P.J.  (7 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  She challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the statutory ground for termination cited by the juvenile court; argues termination is contrary to the child’s best interests; and requests the application of statutory exceptions to termination, establishment of a guardianship, or additional time to work toward reunification.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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