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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)

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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I would love to bring him into my home and give that gorgeous lil angel a loving family he would be loved so much no one could love him like I will I love him already
Christine , Louisiana
15/10/2019 06:10
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If only ....I would love to have this Lil bundle of joy he's beautiful
Megan tarter, Kentucky
15/10/2019 04:51
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My husband and I are interested in adopting him can someone point me in the right direction to do so please Thanks
Meredyth, USA
15/10/2019 03:43
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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
Team The Siberian Times, Siberia, Russia
14/10/2019 19:50
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Please could you send me contact information for baby Sasha as my family would love to give him a loving home. cpolson68@hotmail.com I work one day a week as a nurse. Thanks.
Christine Polson, Falkirk,Scotland
14/10/2019 18:58
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What a beautiful boy. A home here too. Please get in touch if you’re happy for him to live in the UK ❤️ Where ever he lives I wish him good health & happiness
Tracy Jones, UK
14/10/2019 18:44
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We would love to adopt Sasha. Can you please tell us contact information to the agency that is handeling Sasha's adoption? please email it to : rangina_safi@yahoo.com
Rangina, United kingdom
14/10/2019 18:39
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We would love to adopt this daring little boy he is one of gods miracles and he has eyes that he can see the world around him in his own happy little way he would be loved and cared for as our own little boy
Suzanne Hodder, Australia
14/10/2019 18:03
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how can you just give up this perfect little boy. me and my husband will love to adopt you. your perfect
Taipo, Australia
14/10/2019 17:47
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mariefinch.cm80@gmail.com can u email .e i like adopt him i got 3 young daughter what love him one son whats deaf he well loved in my hous
michelle finch, bilston
14/10/2019 16:53
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How do we find out how to give this beautiful boy a safe, loving and disability-aware home? There are so many of us who want him! Why are there no contacts? he is growing and progressing every minute, and needs stability SOON especially if he is to go abroad! Our arms are open.
Melanie, Australia
14/10/2019 16:00
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He's beautiful! Can you please tell us contact info to the agency that is handling this little boys adoption?
Haley Wellman, United States
14/10/2019 10:33
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I would be the best mother for this beautiful little boy. I also have a blind little boy born with a very rare genetic disorder. I live ten minutes from one of the best pediatric opthalomologists in the world. I know braille, my home is completely set up for a blind child. Please email me. Jenna_braz@hotmail.com with who to contact
Jenna, Australia
14/10/2019 07:39
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Ii and my wife just fell in love with this little chap and in an absolute heartbeat we would love and adore this little guy we are already have to a child with special needs trisomy 9p monsomy 10q we know its not easy my email is jonnyfarrell82@gmail.com
Jonny farrell, Galway , Ireland
14/10/2019 07:39
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