Baby's Birth Certificate
If your baby is born in Tennessee, he/she will be issued a Tennessee Birth certificate. Certificates 'may not be available to issue for approximately 45 days' after receiving the original certificate from the midwives. Home birth certificates may even take longer. We send out the birth certificate approximately one week after your baby's birth.
You can get in touch with Vital Records at::
Tennessee Vital Records Link
Baby's Social Security Number
On your baby's birth certificate, there is a box that is checked 'yes' for parents requesting a social security card for their baby. This request will not be filed with the social security administration until AFTER the birth certificate has been completed. It then can up to five weeks for the social security administration to process this. They will send you the social security card when all documentation is completed. If it is taking longer than five weeks, you may visit your local social security office or call:
Social Security Link
What can the midwives do to help?
Unfortunately, once we send the original birth certificate to the state we cannot help. We can not expedite the baby's birth certificate or track what is happening with your baby's social security number.
What happens if an amendment to birth certificate is filed?
An amendment to your baby's birth certificate can take up to three additional months.