Can some one please give any advise or ideas on how I am to go about obtaining a copy of my birth certificate. I have a valid ss# and the social security office confirms it along with saying that the number is only addressed to me when I answered the questions that they asked. Now I send off for a birth certificate and it is taking quite awhile to get anything back. It was sent to New York vital stat. and is still processing for almost 2 weeks. it there something that I missed when my parents got me my information to get these items? I have a Florida ID card that is soon expired and I want to get a Drivers license but they told me I need to have that Birth Certificate. please help.