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Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes

By The Siberian Times reporter
13 October 2019

Little Sasha is the third registered case in the world but ‘alone in being otherwise completely healthy’.

Baby Sasha with a nurse at Tomsk specialised children orphanage. Picture: Valery Kasatkin

The loving and responsive little boy - full name Alexander K - was born in Tomsk in April.

His young mother learned about the rare and difficult disability at late stage of pregnancy and decided that in her circumstances she was not able to care for him. 

Her name was not revealed by the local media in western Siberia, although is it known that she went through an orphanage herself and did not feel able to give her son all the help he would need. 

So far Russian doctors see no other impairments in baby Sasha’s development, describing him as ‘completely healthy’. 

This makes him unique, we were told. 

Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 
'He is no different to other children, he plays and smiles just like any healthy baby. He loves playing and adores swimming, he is a very cheerful baby indeed!' Pictures: Valery Kasatkin


So far the only other issue detected was two benign cysts on his forehead which soon will be removed. 

Tomsk doctor Tatiana Rudnikovich: ‘Sasha is going through all regular check ups and tests like any other baby of his age.

‘He is doing well.’ 

The closest person to baby Sasha is a female nurse from Tomsk specialised children orphanage (pictured). 

She was the one who recently took him to St Petersburg where doctors successfully implanted tiny eye orbs to ensure that his face does not grow deformed. 

‘He is no different to other children, he plays and smiles just like any healthy baby. He loves playing and adores swimming, he is a very cheerful baby indeed’, the nurse said.  

Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 
Baby Sasha with a nurse at Tomsk specialised children orphanage. Pictures: Valery Kasatkin


Sasha will need to have new prosthetic orbs - each time a little bigger than previously - implanted every six months.

As for now, doctors say there is no chance that he will ever see. 

There are only two other cases of babies born without eyes registered in the world. 

The most well-documented is ‘miracle’ baby Archie Innes from the United Kingdom.

Archie, two, was born to Scottish parents Fiona and Steven Gould who currently live in Sydney, Australia. 

His mother was told about Archie’s SOX2 anophthalmia syndrome 31 weeks into her pregnancy, say reports. 

The syndrome affects one in quarter of a million people worldwide and means babies are born either without eyeballs, or only very tiny ones. 

In Archie’s case, he also has severe gross motor delay, mild-to-moderate hearing impairment, and moderate aspiration.

Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 

Baby Archie, 2, pictured during his parents' wedding. Picture: The Scottish Sun


Translated from Sasha’s adoption page

'Alexander K., Tomsk region, born in April 2019. 

'Alexander is a peaceful, smiling baby, he smiles back as soon as he hears familiar voices.

'Mother signed his refusal papers in maternity hospital. There is no information about Alexander’s father and a ‘dash’ in his birth certificate where it should have been a name of the father. 

'Alexander is up for adoption or foster care.'

UPDATED: Dear all, 

Many thanks for your kind comments and interest in little Sasha.

Please see contacts for the Family and Children Department of Tomsk region, we believe they are the first ones to be phoned/emailed. 

Chief of department is Margarita Shapareva, their address is 72 Tverskaya street, Tomsk; phone number is +7 3822 71-39-98, email dep-sem@tomsk.gov.ru

This is the link to Sasha's profile: http://www.usynovite.ru/child/?id=cknko-w5c0

Sasha is initially up for adoption with Russian parents, but if no-one suitable comes forward, he will go to foreign parents.

Currently there are restrictions to adoptions to the US. 

This is the link to all relevant administrative bodies you might later need to inquire about Sasha  -  sadly it is only in Russian: http://www.usynovite.ru/contacts/?region=73 

Hoping this helps, 

With best wishes from Siberia,

Team The Siberian Times

Baby Sasha was born in Tomsk (pictured below) in April 2019 

Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 


Loving home needed for unique baby born with no eyes 

Comments (49)

Hola, somos Quim y Jenni, de 31 años y desde Barcelona, y nos gustaría saber que podemos hacer para optar con la adopción del pequeño Sasha, por favor reenvienme un correo a q.florencio@gmail.com o llamenme al +34 651442398

Здравствуйте, мы Quim i Jenni, 31 год и из Барселоны, и мы хотели бы знать, что мы можем сделать, чтобы выбрать усыновление маленькой Саши, пожалуйста, отправьте мне электронное письмо по адресу q.florencio@gmail.com или позвоните мне по телефону +34 651442398

Hello, we are Quim i Jenni, 31 years old and from Barcelona, and we would like to know what we can do to opt for the adoption of little Sasha, please resend me an email to q.florencio@gmail.com or call me at +34 651442398
Quim & Jenni, BARCELONA
16/10/2019 18:50
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I am a mother to a boy now aged 14, born with bilateral anopthalmia and related to Sox 2 gene. Sean was born October 2004. He is normal and succeeding well in sports and academics. He loves life, and these photos of Sasha remind me so much of Sean as a baby. I can be emailed should you have any further queries.: melissakendrick@optusnet.com.au.
Melissa Kendrick, Westlake, Brisbane, Australia
16/10/2019 16:25
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I wish could adopt this little boy but live in england staffordshire
Courtney, England
16/10/2019 15:59
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I had two beautiful kids now adults and this little boy would love it here in Canada. I would raise Alexander as Mine if you can email me for more information that would be nice this little boy needs love and a great family.. email is ramonacampbell6@gmail.com plz email to let me know how he is doing.
Ramona Campbell, Canada
16/10/2019 09:44
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We have a loving home with three daughters. Ages 12 and twins turning 9. We would love to adopt this handsome baby boy. I was adopted and I have always wanted to give back to show my appreciation to my adopted family. My email address is mlutz29@aol.com
Michelle, IS
16/10/2019 07:06
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Gostaria muito de adota-lo eu tenho uma filha de 14 anos q também nasceu sem o globo ocular, e adoraria encher esse lindo de amor e cuidado. ivonesouza_costa@hotmail.com
Ivone, Brasil
16/10/2019 06:56
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I met a man last year who graduated with honors from Harvard Yniversity. He met Helen Keller as a xhild. The family wanted ti put him in an institutiom as (he us 75) in the past many people did send their children away for THEN they had strange notioms about anyone born “less than perfect”. These beautiful people know better!! What a pleasure to read sych live letters! Thus man child too can gave a happy fulfilled life and he tio may run with his dog daily ti the veach for a swum (my friend stull goes daily
Patricia Gothard, Laguna Wiods CA
16/10/2019 06:21
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eu gostaria muito de adotar esse anjinho
everaldo rafael dos santos silva, guaratingueta brasil
16/10/2019 04:08
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Me gustaría saber que se nesecita para adoptarlo.
Jose Edgar Gallardo c. , Mexicali baja California, México.
16/10/2019 02:28
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He is absolutely adorable, perfect gorgeous and amazing. He has melted my heart just by looking at these photos, I love him just by looking at the photos. I live in the UK and I would be more than happy to adopt this gorgeous prince.
Sophie Urwin, United Kingdom
15/10/2019 21:45
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I'm a registered nurse from the USA. I have a 4 yr old and 6yr old. This child is beautiful. Would love to care for this child. Email: meganrk2@gmail.com
MEGAN KNOX, United States
15/10/2019 20:50
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I have 5 kids all grown up so i have free time to beable to take in a little baby boy and gave him loveing home and be there for all his needs and support he need the family. He need my email is kristinleggett53? @gmail.com
Kristin leggett, Va beach. U S A
15/10/2019 19:40
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Schade das es die Unterlagen nur in Russisch gibt.
Wir würden dem kleinen Mann gern ein wundervolles zu Hause geben.
Er bekäme alle Liebe und Fürsorge die so ein wundervolles Kind verdient hat
und einen Spielkameraden von jetzt 14monaten bekäme er auch.
Wir wünschen dem Kleinen Engel ein wundervolles Leben.
Maren Wendel, NRW
15/10/2019 18:26
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I will take him in a heart beat, he is beautiful just the way he is, all of my children are grown, he would get so much attention and love. He is just adorable.
Connie Perry, Mena Arkansas Usa
15/10/2019 17:56
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I would love to adopt that baby I only got blessed with one and she’s 18 now he’s beautiful
Juanita , Indio USA
15/10/2019 07:05
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