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

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

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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. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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