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Case No. 21-1122

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In the Interest of E.K., Minor Child

L.K., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

MaryBeth A. Fleming

Attorney for Appellee State

Michelle R. Becker, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Gina Kramer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 20, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clayton County, Linnea M. N. Nicol, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (11 pages)

            L.K. appeals the termination of her parental rights.  She argues the State did not prove her child could not be returned to her care, termination is not in the child’s best interests, and termination will be detrimental because of the closeness of her and her child’s bond.  OPINION HOLDS: The State did meet its statutory burden to prove the child could not be returned to the mother at the time of termination.  Termination is in the best interests of the child.  Termination will not be detrimental due to the closeness of the bond between L.K. and her child.  We affirm the termination of L.K.’s parental rights. 

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