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Case No. 22-0218

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In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child

C.F., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Brian T. Bappe

Attorney for Appellee State

Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Andrew Meyer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 13, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Stephen A. Owen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to a child, born in 2020.  She contends (1) the department of human services failed to make reasonable efforts toward reunification; (2) termination was not in the child’s best interests; and (3) she should have been afforded an exception to termination based on her bond with the child.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the termination of the mother’s parental rights to the child.

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