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In the Interest of M.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Attorney for Appellee State
Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, James B. Malloy, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ. Opinion by Tabor, J. (6 pages)
A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights. In the alternative, she requests a guardianship rather than termination. OPINION HOLDS: The mother waived any challenge to the statutory grounds for termination. Termination was in the child’s best interests. And, given the need for permanency, termination is preferable to guardianship. We affirm.