A Jack Production
Greg is the newest member of your family. He spent 3, 178 days in foster care, before turning 18. Twice he was nearly adopted, but both times, issues beyond his control stopped it and moved him elsewhere. His last foster family was interested in adopting, but they wanted an older child. He stayed with them to finish college, and talks to them occasionally, but has tried to move on so they can handle the younger children.
You met him when he came home with one of your foster children. After spending the summer helping out and hanging out, your family invited him to join. He accepted. He's mostly a good fit with your family - he likes your (other) kids, and they all seem to like him.
Greg is back at school now. He called you quite a bit at first, but now he's a bit more comfortable (and busier with school), but he still calls once or twice a week, and is looking forward to his first 'family Thanksgiving.'
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Today, Greg called you and sounded pretty worried. You recognized the tone, because he was constantly worried about taking advantage of you, when you first met him, and even later.
He explains to you that he just got a speeding ticket for going 66 in a 55, and it's going to run about $200. He has some money of his own, that he earned over the summer, but the two of you decided to put most of that into savings, to hold for school expenses. You give him money for one tank of gas each week and a fifty dollar allowance for fun and general expenses, as well as paying his car insurance. He tells you that he's been saving a bit back, so he and some friends can go to some haunted houses next month, but that's only sixty dollars, and he has to pay the ticket within twelve days. Before you can say anything, he also points out that a friend of his, who got a ticket last year, says his insurance is probably going to go up as well.
"I'm really sorry. Do I gotta get paddled when I come home?"