Just found about your Dad Hood AU and I'm in love with it. If you're still doing it, can I ask about the kid's relationships with the rest of the Batfam (in general) and how old is Jason when he finds/adopts them?
I actually had to look it up again to remember the details. There’s Samantha who an abandoned street kid who Jason found freezing to death one winter patrol (11/12), Jordan who was in an abusive home and ran away multiple times, until one time Jason found him (9/10) and Meredith who was kidnapped with her family and watched them die before being rescued by Bats (5/6)
Meredith came first as she was rescued by the whole Bat crew but latched onto Jason as someone who was safe and sympathetic. She was just supposed to stay a few nights while they tracked down the rest of the organization but with no other family and Jason’s big soft heart, she ended up staying. Bruce was upset at first because he didn’t think Jay knew what he was getting into. After awhile they all noticed that Jason was calmer, more together taking care of Meredith and they all began supporting him. She knew from the start that her new family were Bats but that’s ok they’re nice. She’s a little angel, she generally avoids thinking of her trauma and covers it with loud chatter and silly smiles. She’s the Bat princess and can get away with just about anything. The only kid to truly follow the path of the Bat and take up a mantle and costume.
Sammy was next and was another accident. Jason was on patrol (Meredith with one of her uncles probably) when he finds Sammy tucked into an alley, blue and cold. He tries to take her to a shelter but she kicks up such a fuss. After a while of fighting he relents and says she can stay with him for the night. She ends up sick and stays more than a few nights. She’s spirited and independent and angry at the world, the Batfam chuckles in familiarity while Jay is raging over how unreasonable she is. But hell, he sees himself in her too and this time has a much easier time accepting Sammy into his home. Some part of him is trying to prove that B could have done a better job raising him. But at Sam continues to be difficult, Bruce and Jason bond over making sure past mistakes aren’t repeated. She gets her act together eventually, avoids a lot of Jason’s problems due to proper control and parenting. She resents the fact that a lot of Bats see her as Jason 2.0 but that doesn’t mean she loves them any less.
Jordan is last and was found thanks to Sammy. Samantha wasn’t allowed to patrol but she often snuck out to keep an eye on the streets bc she knows them so well and alert her Bat Fam of crimes. She spots a crying kid, obviously lost in Crime Alley covered in bruises. Not knowing what else to do, she takes him home and clean shim up. Jason comes home to yet another strange child sitting on his couch. Jordan’s father was abusive and didn’t really care about the boy. He was trying to run away but he kept ending up back in his father’s care. Jason was so enraged he threw a lot of time and money into getting Jordan out and, when the time came, was more than willing to take on custody. Jordan is the only one who didn’t want to be involved in the family business. he’s had too much violence in his life. Instead he works with Alfred behind the scenes and serves as a shy, warm presence for the other bats to come home to. I envision him in a career in music continuing to be a breath of fresh air in a house full of vigilantes.