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Kevin the conductor drove both children and adults on a train at the carnival around Blue Jacket Park.

Baldwin Park resident Deirdre Klein Ochipinti hosts second Children’s Adoption Carnival at Blue Jacket Park

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Kevin the conductor drove both children and adults on a train at the carnival around Blue Jacket Park.

Deirdre Ochipinti, founder and host of the annual carnival and adoptive mother, and her sister Elizabeth Klein Snyder pose with Ochipinti’s book “Super Alec’s Very Super Day,” based off her adopted son Alec, at the adoption carnival.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Deirdre Ochipinti, founder and host of the annual carnival and adoptive mother, and her sister Elizabeth Klein Snyder pose with Ochipinti’s book “Super Alec’s Very Super Day,” based off her adopted son Alec, at the adoption carnival.

Children at the carnival were offered superhero capes to wear as they participated in the carnival activities, which included a rock-climbing wall.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Children at the carnival were offered superhero capes to wear as they participated in the carnival activities, which included a rock-climbing wall.

Vincent Tomaszewski had his face painted at the carnival with orange and black tiger stripes.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Vincent Tomaszewski had his face painted at the carnival with orange and black tiger stripes.

Kinsley Robinson-Clark laughed with joy as she takes a ride on Starlight the horse.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Kinsley Robinson-Clark laughed with joy as she takes a ride on Starlight the horse.

Kate Ochipinti, Deirdre Ochipinti, Pat Williams, Alec Ochipinti and Joe Ochipinti

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Kate Ochipinti, Deirdre Ochipinti, Pat Williams, Alec Ochipinti and Joe Ochipinti

Superman and Superwoman both attended the event. Deirdre Ochipinti said she has made it her mission to create awareness while honoring adoptive parents and children, as they are truly “real-life superheroes” to her.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Superman and Superwoman both attended the event. Deirdre Ochipinti said she has made it her mission to create awareness while honoring adoptive parents and children, as they are truly “real-life superheroes” to her.

Tracy and Piper Castellon grabbed some cotton candy at the carnival.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Tracy and Piper Castellon grabbed some cotton candy at the carnival.

Kate Ochipinti tried to knock down clowns with green bean bags at one of the event’s carnival games.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Kate Ochipinti tried to knock down clowns with green bean bags at one of the event’s carnival games.

Pat Williams and Deirdre Ochipinti celebrated the joy of adoption at the annual adoption carnival at Blue Jacket Park on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 |

Pat Williams and Deirdre Ochipinti celebrated the joy of adoption at the annual adoption carnival at Blue Jacket Park on Sunday, Nov. 21.

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