Providing Child Custody and Adoption Evaluations per the New Texas House Bill 1449

To learn more about House Bill 1449: click here

Social Study Solutions will continue to offer services as a Child Advocate performing evaluations with the Child in Mind as they have since 2007.

Serving the Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Harris, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise County Family Law Courts

Child custody and adoption evaluations have been performed for Puerto Rican and New York Judges in the last year as well.

Jessica L. Rogers, MA, LPC, provides child custody or adoption evaluation in reference to divorce, divorce modifications,custody disputes, visitation schedules, step-parent adoption, and adoption.

"You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way."
-- Barbara Bush, former United States First Lady

Mission Statement
It is my mission to assist families in finding a common ground in which they can co-parent their children with a minimal amount of disruption in the children's lives. I can also assist in bringing families together by assisting families through adoption. My goal in performing these duties is a quick turn around in reporting in terms of a child custody or adoption evaluation, so that the families may continue in a new fashion in the best interest of the child. This quick turn around will allow the judges to close cases and clear their dockets in a more timely manner. My fees are comparable to other social workers in the field, $850 - $900 a side, yet my turn around in reporting is timelier. Written reports are generally completed in 10 to 12 weeks from the date of payment. My fees are comparable to other social workers in the field, $1,000 a side.

What is a child custody or adoption evaluation?
It is a prepared report by a "specialist" licensed by the State of Texas in a "human services field of study" for the judges' consideration at a dispositional hearing. The report can also be used to reach an agreement in mediation. Such reports review each party in the suit by balanced interviews, observations, collateral contacts, and letters of reference. The basic premise of the social study will entail an evaluation of the home environment, assessment of the relationships and behaviors, a review of criminal history, and family history.

Need More Information? Click here for Direct Access to the Texas Family Code.

Jessica L. Rogers is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. Mrs. Rogers completed her hours for internship in various settings including private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Mrs. Rogers completed her clinical training at Dallas Baptist University where she earned her Master's Degree in Counseling with additional studies in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mrs. Rogers is member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Mrs. Rogers was employed as a family therapist with the Lena Pope Home, Inc., a non-profit organization in Fort Worth, Texas from 2007 - 2011. She has been trained in Functional Family Therapy, an evidenced based practice ( Mrs. Rogers also served the youth and their families through referrals received through the Juvenile Probation Department of Tarrant County. Mrs. Rogers has also performed as a PRN adolescent therapist at Millwood Hospital of Arlington, Texas and maintains a private practice in Mansfield, Texas - Solutions Counseling. Solutions Counseling ( serves individuals, couples and families. Prior to her Master's Degree, Mrs. Rogers was a special education teacher in Mansfield Independent School District for five years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and minored in special education.