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Judge returns children to Shanesha Taylor's custody

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She lost custody of her kids after she left them in a hot car while attending a job interview in March.

Now that she has struck a deal with prosecutors and is going to parenting classes, a judge ordered the state to give her kids back.

"I think I have been holding my breath the last three days; there has been so much going on so to hear that, I was like," said Shanesha Taylor.

For more than five months Shanesha Taylor has only been able to visit her kids.

"My two year-olds favorite line is; mommy can we go home. Can we go home, so I can tell them today, we can go home; c'mon lets go," said Taylor.

The 35 year-old was arrested after leaving two of her three kids in her car while she interviewed for a job in Scottsdale.

Hear tearful mugshot sparked an outpouring of support and online donations poured in topping $110,000.

As part of her deal to avoid prosecution, Taylor has to take some of that money and setup education and child care trust funds for her kids. She also has to go to parenting classes.

"The judge saw what Miss Taylor has been doing for the past couple of months; she has been an excellent mom; she has been doing everything right, and she deserves her children back," said Benjamin Taylor.

Thinking back on all that's happened, Taylor is thankful she got a second chance.

"I know there is humanity in the world; I know that there are people who care, and just having that much on your side lets you know that you can do just about anything. So now it is my turn to pay it forward, it is my turn to find out how I can help someone else and pull them up, and say I am here for you like everyone else was there for me," she said.

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