Our Children

Детский дом семейного типа Ткачишины 08.2013

Back left to right: Alex, Yana, Vitaly, Sonya, Evgeniy, Lilia, Michael, Roma, Nadia, Nastiya, Daniel, Arthur

The Alfa-Nik orphanage was officially established on 27 April, 2012. The Director of Alfa-Nik, Evgeniy Tkachishin and his wife, Lilia have three of their own children and foster 7 orphan children in a family-based orphanage.

Alex (second left) has been part of the family since April 30th, 2013. His interests are football and cycling. He is a very hardworking young man who uses his initiative. He dreams of becoming a professional athlete when he grows up.

Yana has been part of Eugene and Lilia’s family since June, 1st, 2012. Her hobbies are drawing, skateboarding, music and football. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer.

Vitaly (20) is Evgeniy and Lilia’s oldest biological son.

Sonja has been part of the family since August 1st, 2013. She is a bright spark and brings lots of energy to the family! She likes to walk, play in the bath and ride her bike.

Evgeniy (Director) and his wife Lilia run the Alfa-Nik orphanage and Social Center.

Michael (17) is Evgeniy and Lilia’s second biological son.

Roma was the very first child to become part of the Alfa-Nik family on May 1st, 2012. He is a very artistic and social boy who loves making friends. He also loves to play the flute and wants to be a masseuse when he grows up.

Nadia is Yana’s biological sister and has also been part of the family since June, 1st, 2012. She is a very inquisitive and curious girl. She enjoys gymnastics and loves animals. When she grows up she wants to be a vet.

Nastiya (6) is Evgeniy and Lilia’s biological daughter.

Daniel joined the family 1 August 2013. He loves playing with blocks, puzzles and jumping on the trampoline. He wants to be a policeman when he grows up.

Arthur has been part of the family since April 30th, 2013. He loves to play basketball, football and volleyball. He loves model cars and dreams being a driver in the Formula 1 Grand Prix!

Виталик и Миша Настя


Yana (13)


Nadia (7)


Alex (12)


Arthur (8)


Roma (7)

Даник 2

Daniel (6)

Соня. Детский дом семейного типа

Sonja (2.5)

This video clip was created by the Nikolaev Regional State Broadcasting Company under the order of the Nikolaev Regional Center of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth. Everyone was asked the question ‘What does family mean to you’. Roma says it best – “Family means love and happiness”.