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Case No. 21-0616

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In the Interest of S.S., Minor Child

M.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Patricia J. Lipski

Attorney for Appellee State

Michelle R. Becker, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Sam K. Erhardt

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wapello County, William Owens, Associate Juvenile Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (5 pages)

            The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, S.S., who was born in 2020.  She argues (1) the State failed to make reasonable efforts to reunify her with the child and (2) termination is not in S.S.’s best interests so the court should have utilized another permanency option, such as guardianship with a relative.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights.

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