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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

So annoying!

Okay, so we have never gotten Grace's actual birth certificate, and that is one of the things that I wanted to get with my Pell grant this time. Grace was born in TN, so I went to the TN vital records website to order it, but apparently they are lazy and they use an outside company called vitalchek. I have been filling out information for an hour with this company only for them to tell me that they cannot verify my identity, so now I have to print out some form, sign and date it, and then scan it back into my computer along with a scan of my driver's liscence, so they can verify that I am who I say I am. Now I understand they are trying to keep people from getting the birth cetificates if they aren't supposed to, but the reason I am complaining is because it asked me all sorts of identity questions, and I answered all of them truly. I also know it knew who I was because it asked me my previous city and Ringgold was a choice. Then it asked me my prevous street and Peters Ln was an option (my moms st.), so I know it knew exactly who I was, but for some reason it said it didn't. Now I have to go through all this extra hassle. We don't have any ink in the printer, so I had to send the form to my email, and I am going to have to go to my school's library tomorrow and print it off. And if they can't verify my identity through this then they won't send it to me, but they keep the money ($30!).
All this just for a birth certificate.. so annoying!
I'm done venting now lol.


  1. Oh my gosh. That sucks. Samantha's was easy for me to get and they gave me 2 copies for $20.00 at the Health Department. I was afraid to get confused about the whole being born in TN and living in GA, which is another reason I had Samantha in GA.

  2. Gosh that is annoying. I just had to go up to the health department and pay $25.

  3. Morgan is trying to convince me to have the baby at Hutcheson because she works there now and she can request to stay with me. I am still not sure about which hospital I want to go to. I am just really annoyed with this whole birth certificate thing.

  4. Eh. I wouldn't do that just because she works there. What if something comes up and she can't? Plus, you will still have to deal with other nurses on other shifts if you are in labor for a long time.