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Case No. 21-0391

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In the Interest of J.D., Minor Child

N.P., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Mandy L. Whiddon

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena and Diane Murphy Smith, Assistant Attorneys General

Guardian ad Litem

Tricia Scheinost

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 04, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Scott Strait, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (5 pages)

            A mother challenges the statutory grounds authorizing termination.  OPINION HOLDS: The State established statutory grounds for termination because the child could not be safely returned to the mother’s care.

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