Dalton couple fights to regain custody of their five children
November 27, 2011 at 1:03 a.m.
| Updated January 1, 1904 at 1:00 a.m.
Domitina Mendez wipes away tears as her husband, Ovidio Mendez, discusses their efforts to regain custody of their five children.
Domitina Mendez holds photos of two of her children, Ever Mendez, left, age 5, and Debbi Mendez, age 3. She and her husband, Ovidio Mendez are Guatemalan indigenous Mayans who lost custody of their five children when the Georgia Department of Child Protective Services took their children in 2008. In June a Whitfield County judge permanently removed their parental rights in part because they don't speak English and the judge felt the parrents couldn't take care of the children's special needs and dozens of monthly doctor's visits.