I am now on try THREE to get the girls' names changed on their social security cards and on try TWO to get their names changed on their birth certificates. I have to get the birth certificates changed so that I can get the SS cards changed.
I have to add, I'm a little irked at this whole entire process, but you know what really irks me? That because my girls' last names changed when they were two and four years old, I have to go back and change the birth certificates. I always thought that the birth certificate was the record of who the child was at birth, not who they eventually became after that. Hrmpf.
Of course, the first two times I tried to get the social security cards they said NOT to send the birth certificates as proof of identification. Now this time the person I spoke with at the social security office said I have to get them changed and then send the certificates in to them. You'd think there would be some sort of rhyme or reason to all of this, clearly there is not.
I will probably get this all completed just in time for the girls to have a nice high school graduation gift of a trip to Europe.
Ha! Trip to Europe. I kill myself!