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Case No. 21-1308

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In the Interest of H.L., Minor Child

S.L., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Donna M. Schauer

Attorney for Appellee State

Meredith Lamberti, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Kayla Stratton

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dallas County, Virginia Cobb, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (8 pages)

            The mother appeals from the termination of her parental rights.  The mother argues that the State did not make reasonable efforts toward reunification and that the juvenile court did not consider potential exceptions to termination.  OPINION HOLDS: The mother did not bring her concerns about services offered to the court’s attention until her termination hearing.  The exceptions she points to do not overcome the need for termination.  We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights. 

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