An infant's clothes and a high chair are seen in one of the rooms at the home of Domitina Mendez and her husband, Ovidio Mendez, Guatemalan indigenous Mayans who lost custody of their five children. The Georgia Department of Child Protective Services took their children in 2008, and 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.
An infant's clothes and a high chair are seen in one of the rooms at the home of Domitina Mendez and her husband, Ovidio Mendez, Guatemalan indigenous Mayans who lost custody of their five children. The Georgia Department of Child Protective Services took their children in 2008, and 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.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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