Ida Rozhitskaya, Executive Director
I have founded Child Adoption Associates in 2001 and has served as its executive director ever since. I completed my Ph.D. in biophysics and worked as a scientist in Russia, but was always volunteering with local orphanages and when we moved to the United States in 2000, I decided to make my passion my full-time job. Started as a small home office, our agency has now grown to become a recognized adoption agency with prestigious Hague accreditation and reputation for professional, caring and ethical adoption services.
Over the years, we developed the adoption programs in several countries, but Ukraine always had a special place in my heart – I was growing up in this country.
is our Ukrainian program coordinator. Prior to working with us she was a hosting coordinator for Open Hearts and Homes for Children hosting agency. She has 7 children 4 of whom are adopted from Ukraine. She has extensive knowledge of the Ukrainian culture and has traveled to many of the regions and orphanages that we work with.
In the very first days of the war she went to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees and continues to be deeply involved in helping them.
is an adoption facilitator. He started at 18 and has never stopped. Through the years he has helped hundreds of families from the USA, Ireland and Italy and is still staying in touch with them through all these years which says alot about his personal and professional skills and strong relationships he works with. Alex is well recognized and accepted by the State Department of Adoption, Children Services in regions and orphanages directors. Many of them are close friends. He is highly skilled and experienced and very well connected. Without bragging Alex has facilitated number of “impossible” adoptions and succeeded. Alex is a loving husband and a father of a 10 year old daughter. He likes to travel in his free time.
Since the first days of the war Alex has been delivering food, and water, and medicine to orphanages in need.
is an adoption facilitator who primarily works in Kiev region. She happens to also be married to Alex. She has been working in the adoption field for the past 10 years. She holds degrees in translation and foreign trade but her heart is with adoptions and helping orphans find families. She has a 10 year old daughter and enjoys traveling in her free time.
Anastasiais our project manager. She received a degree in English philology. Anastasia is also a skilled translator and interpreter. Most of her professional career she spent as an adoption facilitator. Anastasia has over 18 years of working experience with American and Western European families, helping them through adoption process, supporting them in highly stressful situations. Since 2009 Anastasia is a part of International Charity Fund “Eternal Values” Besides being a dedicated professional, Anastasia is a fantastic pastry chef and is fond of making cakes for her two children and family and holding great parties for her friends.
Ukraine is a fascinating country with incredible history, rich culture, and very smart, kind and beautiful people. For example, did you know that Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe and also the geographic center of Europe (there is even a special sign from 1887 marking the exact spot)? Or did you know that Ukraine is the 4th most educated nation in the world, with literacy rate of 99.8% – higher than in most European countries and even higher than the rate in the US. Ukraine was the place where the first university of Eastern Europe was founded in 1576 and where one of the first constitutions in the world has been signed in 1710.
Ukraine has been home to many technological wonders – world’s heaviest aircraft, world’s deepest subway station. Many famous composers, writers and movie stars were born in Ukraine or have Ukrainian heritage – George Gershwin and Joseph Conrad, Vladimir Horowitz and Sviatoslav Richter, Kazimir Malevich and Sergey Prokofiev, Mila Kunis and Milla Jovovich to name just a few!
The capital of Ukraine – Kyiv – was founded in 462 AD and is more than 1500 years old. Russian culture – and Russian state – famously had origin in Kyiv. This beautiful old city will be the first stop in your adoption journey.