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In the Interest of C.K., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Robin L. Himes
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Robert W. Davison
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Cynthia S. Finley, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Ahlers, JJ. Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J. (5 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, contending (1) the State failed to prove the ground for termination cited by the juvenile court and failed to afford her additional time to reunify; (2) the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts to facilitate reunification; (3) termination was not in the child’s best interests; and (4) the juvenile court should have granted an exception to termination based on the parent-child bond. OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.