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Central Florida's Children's Adoption Celebration Carnival returning for third year

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The event will include a rock climbing wall, assorted carnival games, bounce houses, slides and food trucks.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The Central Florida's Children's Adoption Celebration Carnival is returning for its third year this November. 

The carnival, which we first told you about here, is hosted by Deirdre Klein Ochipinti, a longtime Baldwin Park resident and adoptive mother. 

Ochipinti first put together the carnival in 2020 to raise awareness and educate on the adoption process.

The founder and host of the annual carnival said she has made it her mission to create awareness while honoring adoptive parents and children, because they are truly “real-life superheroes” to her.

“I want my children and other children to know just how special they are, and this event gives us an opportunity to honor these children, their families and other local residents who support the cause,” Ochipinti said.

The carnival brings together local families and prominent business leaders in the community for an afternoon of fun, games, and food in celebration of National Adoption Month.

This year, the event will include a rock climbing wall, assorted carnival games, bounce houses, slides and food trucks.

The adoption carnival till take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave.

For more information on the event and how to get involved, click here. 

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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