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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)

Salve è stato adottato Tomsk ? Per favore date notizia grazie
ernestina frigieri, Italia
28/12/2020 22:14
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My husband and I would love to adopt this very cute and amazing little boy
Jade smythe , Victoria, Australia
13/11/2020 16:20
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Lo adotterei io volentieri se me lo permettessero, perché so che un giorno lui vedrà, Gesù fece rivedere un cieco, guariti storpi e sanati lebbrosi, resuscitati i morti, tra non molto, Alexander vedrà e sarà perfetto in tutta la sua bellezza! Se mi aiutate ad adottarlo io lo amerò completamente. Auguri Alexander, vedrai che sarà felice, Geova il padre di Gesù, ti ama e ti darà vita eterna.
Cristina Sardo, Trieste Italia
28/06/2020 19:27
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Who in your life has the worst luck?
DoloresAbeli, Los Angeles
30/05/2020 01:04
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I would gladly take him!! I am not rich and can't afford thousands of dollars but I have raised 4 sons and would happily take another!
Shaila, Quebec
15/01/2020 09:15
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pequeno sasha ja foi adotado porque eu gostaria de adotar ele
everaldo rafael dos santos silva, guaratingueta brasil
17/12/2019 03:53
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Meu amorzinho eu quero muito te adotar,mas não sei se vou conseguir,que deus sempre te proteja da maldade humana,por favor quem for o responsáveis pela adoção,tenham muito cuidado pra quem vcs vai entregar ele,familia completa de pais e irmão ñ é sinônimo de felicidade,tem irmãozinho que judia qd os pais ñ está por perto,e se acontecer dos pais se separar,a mãe começa a judiar da criança descontando a raiva nele,eu sou solteira mas posso ser pai e mãe dele,e vou criar com todo amor do mundo como se tivesse saido de mim,meu email é madalena.ivetemoraes@hotmail.com
Madalena ivete de moraes, Brasil
31/10/2019 06:39
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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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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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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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After the story i bet there are so many people wanting to adopt.
But it isnt about how much money u have and i am sure the orphanage would get their cut of it...but think outside the box...
How anyone could just leave the responsibility to some one else...like the orphanage is terrible...that is y the US doesnt have orphanges any more

I would also love to adopt
Maree Reynolds, Fairmont WV USA
14/10/2019 14:21
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How on the earth one can write that baby isn´t beatiful because he has "lumps" thank you for detailed description Kathy, if you were mother you would never write this comment down here. Moreover if you ever delivered a baby with deformation what you would do then? This little boy needs help so why are you writing such a non sense . Your words hurts . Think first, please. Every child deserves care and love. Without judging deformity.
Helen, Presov, Slovakia
27/10/2019 13:15
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