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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 (43)

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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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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I hope this little one finds a brilliant, loving home and has a reason to smile all his life. He is absolutely beautiful.
Lisa, England
25/10/2019 03:20
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To those who want to adopt this child,
You should contact an adoption lawyer who can handle this kind of case. You would have to go through a process to be found as a person who can adopt both in your country and in Russia. Expect $30000 in various fees and travel expenses.
Dear Kathy Osipova from Bulgaria who posted on 23/10/2019 20:0001,
You have a shallow understanding of beauty. And that alone makes YOU VERY NOT BEAUTIFUL.
Natalia, United States
23/10/2019 21:55
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I’m sure that this baby is “like any other baby” **but for his deformity** but it annoys me when people use words like “beautiful” to describe something that objectively speaking is clearly evidently NOT true. He has two big ugly lumps on his forehead and if eyes are the windows to ones soul well then...
All I am saying is that if we cannot see what is usually a critical part of the measure of the common meaning of beauty then, beautiful he is NoT.
Kathy Osipova , Bulgaria
23/10/2019 20:00
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Sono madre di 3 ragazzi. Non ho nessuna esperienza, ma tanto amore per questo bimbo. Potete contattarci alla mail barbaragermini@virgilio.it
Grazie
Barbara , Italy
20/10/2019 19:21
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I would like to adopt him. I'm from VA the united States of America.
Melissa Mears, USA Virginia
17/10/2019 11:52
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Pozdravljeni, z veseljem bi posvojili malega sončka. Smo družina z dvema deklicama starima 3 in 5let. Z veseljem bi delili ljubezen in življenje še z enim otrokom. Smo iz Slovenije. Kaj več o nas pa lahko preko e-mail priloznost.zate@gmail.com
Ana, Slovenija
17/10/2019 03:40
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I would like to adopt,him put I know that I Do not meet the requirements.
Gerhard, Austria/Vienna
16/10/2019 23:23
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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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