The Siberian Times reports that adoption chiefs in Russia are looking for a loving home for a unique baby boy that was born with no eyes.
Alexandar K, also known as Sasha, was born back in April. Sadly, though, doctors have said that he will never be able to see.
His young mother had been raised in an orphanage and decided to give up her baby for adoption because she felt like she wouldn’t be able to give him the life and care he needs.
The nurse who is currently taking care of the six-month-old baby said that he is no different than the other children, and he plays and smiles just like any healthy baby. She added that he loves playing and adores swimming, and he’s a very cheerful baby.
The little Sasha has two benign cysts on his forehead, but they will soon be removed. He is believed to have an extreme form of the rare SOX2 syndrome that affects one in 250k.
Even though doctors say that he is doing well, they believe that there’s ‘no chance’ that he will ever see.
His adoption listing says that little Sasha is a peaceful and smiling baby who smiles back as soon as he hears familiar voices.
The listing also says that there’s no information about Alexander’s father, and he is up for adoption or foster care.
In the first instance, the baby is up for adoption with Russian parents, but if no suitable parents come forward, he could go to foreign guardians.
Sasha’s carer nurse took him 2,500 miles to St. Petersburg so doctors could implant tiny orbs to ensure that his face is not deformed as he grows, and he will need such operations every six months, each time increasing the size of the orbs.
It is thought that there are only two cases of babies born without eyes, the most well-known of which is baby Archie Innes.