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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.
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 Brandon Foster (99 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Callie Jacob / ... (99 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Jude Adams Foster / ... (98 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mariana Adams Foster / ... (97 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Lena Adams Foster / ... (93 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Stef Adams Foster / ... (92 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mike Foster (90 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Emma Kurtzman / ... (52 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Jesus Adams Foster (51 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 AJ Hensdale / ... (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jesus Adams Foster (42 episodes, 2013-2015)
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Stef Foster and Lena Adams, a lesbian couple, have a family of adopted, biological, and foster children. Mariana and Jesus are adopted 15-year-old twins and Brandon is Stef's 16-year-old biological son from a previous marriage. Everything is going fine in the house until Callie and Jude arrive. 16-year-old Callie and her 12-year-old brother Jude have been in many different foster homes, but when they are placed with the Fosters, things begin to happen. In this series, the Fosters will deal with many different issues: hook-ups, break-ups, romances, and important life lessons.

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How do you define family?

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Familia de acogida  »

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In an interview on The Fosters' set, Cierra Ramirez stated that her most prized possession was a blanket that she had had since she was a little girl that she called her "night night." In S01E09, while Mariana and Jesus are going through boxes of items from when they were younger, Jesus pulls out a blanket that Mariana states is her "night night." See more »

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The series takes place in San Diego, California. In some episodes throughout the series, there are scenes when police vehicles have their lights on without a steady red light present. All police vehicles in California are required to have a steady red light on when the police lights on the front of police vehicles are on. See more »

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Referenced in American Music Awards 2013 (2013) See more »

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Where You Belong (Title Song)
Performed by Kari Kimmel
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Simply fantastic!

This show is amazing not because of its progressive stance (a multi-racial family that includes same-sex parents), but its ability to avoid stereotyping. We could've had a show that took a political standpoint for or against gay marriage, but instead we get a series that paints a loving family going through the trials that all families have to go through. Everyone's different background (the Latino twins, the delinquent foster child, the son from one of the partner's previous marriage) could've been used to create one dimensional characters whose behavior was predicted based on label. However, this show doesn't resort to that. It has a well- rounded cast in terms of acting and has you empathize with every P.O.V. :] Thank you ABC Family for giving us this rare gem. Sad we had to wait till now to get something like this on television.


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