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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 / ... (96 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mariana Adams Foster / ... (96 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Mike Foster (94 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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 Emma (52 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Jesus Adams Foster (51 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 AJ Hensdale / ... (45 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Jesus Adams Foster (42 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Mat Tan / ... (40 episodes, 2014-2017)
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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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"The Secret Life of the American Teenager" ended the same night "The Fosters" premiered. Both episodes starred Cierra Ramirez. 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)
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2 July 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I first heard about this show at episode 3. I wasn't that impressed with the one episode but thought this is a show I'd like to know more about, so circled back to the pilot and ep. 2. I must say, not only did I change my mind but I want to thank ABC Family for putting this show on the air. It's unique, delightful, real, impressive in all it's warts of family life and a wonder to see unfold.

It is rare, indeed, to see lesbians on screen in any capacity. To see a series devoted to moms and their family is noteworthy. To see a real life depiction of a foster situation, and all the inevitable anger and acting out against the "good guys" (in this case, the good moms) is even more rare and wonderful. I have no issues with the acting, only with the preposterous scenario of setting up ex-spouses as police patrol partners. Never gonna happen. For good reason.

To be a foster parent means, by definition, to show great patience and love with children who need it more than you can imagine. I think this is exactly what you see on screen. And ultimately, what you see is children who appreciate that, and show it in ways large and small. As much as they can muster on any given day.

Well done ABC Family.

Update: The first half of season 1 was pretty great. And then they took a six month break and came back with a second half of the season that appears to have been written with focus group feedback and/or merchandising potential in mind. Not much of it was believable except that emotions run high amongst teenagers. It was a big disappointment. I'm hoping for a return to better writing with the new season.

2nd update: 2015 - Quickest demise of a noteworthy series on my watch. Bad writing has ended my season pass. What first brought praise now brings scorn for shoddy workmanship. Come on, Hollywood. You know you can do better.


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