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Case No. 22-0724

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In the Interest of A.M., Minor Child

S.M., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

William T. Morrison

Attorney for Appellee

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Michael Moeller

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 03, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Adam D. Sauer, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by May, P.J.  (6 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the juvenile court because the statutory grounds for termination were met and termination is in the child’s best interest.  We decline to apply a permissive exception to termination and find no abuse of discretion in the juvenile court’s denial of the mother’s motion for new trial. 

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