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In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Mother
Brian T. Bappe
Attorney for Appellee State
Toby J. Gordon, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.