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Case No. 24-0253

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In the Interest of D.F., Minor Child


D.F., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Brandy R. Lundy

Attorney for Appellee State

Tamara Knight, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Gregory H. Stoebe

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 22, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Humboldt County, Hans Becker, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Chicchelly and Buller, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, P.J.  (4 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights.  She argues termination is not in the child’s best interests and the court should have applied a permissive exception to preclude termination.  OPINION HOLDS: Termination is in the child’s best interests, and we decline to apply a permissive exception to termination.

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