A baby born without eyes is looking to be adopted by a loving family. Little Alexander K — known as Sasha — has a rare condition that only two other babies in the world have! He was abandoned by his mother who felt that she couldn't provide him well enough and give him the best care as she herself was raised in an orphanage. According to The Siberian Times, baby Sasha was born in Tomsk in April. Doctors say he is perfectly healthy despite his unique condition. He has two benign cysts on his head which will soon be removed.
Tomsk doctor Tatiana Rudnikovich assures that the 6-month-old is doing well, adding, "Sasha is going through all regular check-ups and tests like any other baby of his age." A woman nurse in the Siberian city of Tomsk who is now caring for the six-month-old boy said. She was the person who took the infant to St Petersburg where doctors successfully implanted tiny eye orbs on his face so that it doesn't grow unnaturally. She shared, "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."
Another reason Sasha is considered as "unique" is that most babies born without eyes usually have multiple other ailments. When translated, Sasha's adoption page reads 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.
However, according to The Metro, the unique baby is up for adoption to Russian parents. If that doesn't happen, he could go to foreign parents. Currently, there are limitations to adoptions to the US. Sasha will need to have new prosthetic orbs implanted every six months as he gets older. For now, doctors believe that he will never be able to see. They say he has an extreme form of the rare SOX2 anophthalmia syndrome which affects one in a quarter of a million people. There are only 2 other cases of babies being born without eyes registered in the world. The most well-documented case is that of baby Archie Innes who is now two years old. He was born to Scottish parents Fiona and Steven Gould who currently reside in Sydney, Australia. In this case, Archie has other ailments like severe gross motor delay, mild-to-moderate hearing impairment, and moderate aspiration.