when I was growing up my parents told me they didnt have my birth certificate but I had a social security card. to make a long story short I finally found my birth certificate when I got older but it was not the same name that I grew up as . I do have a social security card with the name I grew up with but its two diff names. Im not sure sure how I was put threw school without a birth certificate . and what really puzzles me is how my parents go me a social security card and number with no birth certificate. I thought it was a law.. I called social security and asked them how my parents got a social security card without the birth certificate and she said there is NO way they did. So I asked her if they keep all the proof and she said yes so I asked her to check to see if I had a birth certificate in my file so she put me on hold then came back to phone and said hmmm its not in your file it must have been miss placed so I said no it wasn't miss placed I just told you I dont have a birth certificate in the name I grew up with and all she said is well this is going to be messy. my question is how does this happen and how do I fix it.?