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Case No. 23-1496

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In the Interest of C.S., Minor Child

R.S., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Gina L. Kramer

Attorney for Appellee State

Dion D. Trowers, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Victoria D. Noel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
23-1496
Date Published:
Jan 10, 2024
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Kimberly K. Shepherd, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Doyle, S.J.  (5 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child.  The mother does not challenge the statutory grounds for termination, but suggests termination is not in the child’s best interests and states that the closeness of the parent-child relationship “argues against termination.”  OPINION HOLDS:  Clear and convincing evidence shows termination of the mother’s parental rights is in the child’s best interests.  The mother failed to meet her burden to establish the permissive parent-child bond exception. 

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