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The laws have recently changed in my state regarding birth certificates and SS#s for babies. We have unassisted births and had some trouble getting our most recent baby's birth certificate. After a few trips and a bit of arguing, we did get the BC. They were supposed to send information to SS for us, but apparently that no longer works if you don't birth in a hospital.<br><br>
So I called SS after waiting for months and not getting the card. They told me I had to reapply and that the ONLY acceptable form of ID in addition to the BC is the shot record. I said fine and hung up. Then I called the doctor and had her send me a blank shot record with the baby's name and address, etc on it (none of my living children have any vaxes). We took it in, along with a note from the doctor stating that the baby had, in fact, been born to us, just in case. We gave the clerk his BC and the letter first. She said that she needed to have the shot record. So dh said "Okaayy" and handed it to her. She stared at it for a while and then said "It's blank". We acknowledged that it was indeed. She looked confused and dh helped her out by telling her that vaccines killed our oldest daughter, so we learned how deadly they can be and no longer vax. Then we got a great big smile and a "His card will be in the mail shortly. Have a nice day".<br><br>
If you live in Michigan and birth at home, be aware that you will have to bring in a shot record. I hope a blank one works for others as well.
 

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We weren't required to bring in a shot record. They said any medical record which had DD's name on it would work. She had bad jaundice and had to go in for blood tests or else they wouldn't have released her to go home and the SS office took her lab receipt.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I recently went through that, also. Here in MN, the shot record is needed. But for whatever reason, they accepted their medical insurance cards. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Hmmm. Well, maybe it's different in each county? Or maybe it's dependent on whatever the clerk wants to ask for? But the woman on the phone did tell me we needed the shot record specifically, and that's what the clerk asked for too. So maybe it's my little corner of MI. Anyone else in Kent county?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm in MI and we didn't have to do a shot record either. Which was good because DD didn't have one.</div>
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It just changed like last year, at least for us in MN. I think it was October the law went into effect. It is very recent.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We weren't required to bring in a shot record. They said any medical record which had DD's name on it would work. She had bad jaundice and had to go in for blood tests or else they wouldn't have released her to go home and the SS office took her lab receipt.</div>
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We tried that with one of our dd's, but they wouldn't accept it. We had her medical records from the previous week, so, maybe it was because the bill hadn't been paid yet? I dunno.<br>
I do know it was a huge hassle until the 3rd or 4th clerk we saw asked if they had medical insurance, and then she accepted those.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It just changed like last year, at least for us in MN. I think it was October the law went into effect. It is very recent.</div>
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Oh yeah. Thanks MITB. I forgot that piece. This is all new here, too.
 

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It's getting a little scary now-I can see the day when you won't be allowed in the grocery store without an up to date shot record.
 

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Moving to birth & beyond <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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