My husband isn’t the most organized guy on the face of the planet, and somewhere during the breakup of his first marriage and subsequent moving around, he lost the older two kids’ birth certificates and social security cards. We know their social security numbers, but we have essentially no paper proof of their identities. This seems like a bad idea to me, and since I still need to get my name changed on my driver’s license, I thought I’d get this taken care of, as well.
So, my question is two-fold. 1) Who do I speak to about getting these documents? and 2) What sort of proof can I possibly provide that these children are who I say they are? Will the word of their father be enough? How about if I get their mom to swear to it, also?
I am in Houston,Texas, and both children were born here.