The Fosters is a compelling, one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Stef Foster (Teri Polo), a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams (Sherri Saum), a school Vice Principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon (David Lambert), and their adopted twins, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jesus (Jake T. Austin). Their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways when Lena meets Callie (Maia Mitchell), a hardened teen with an abusive past who has spent her life in and out of foster homes. Lena and Stef warily welcome Callie into their home thinking it’s just for a few weeks, until a more permanent placement can be found.
First episode date: June 3, 2013
Creators: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige
Stars: David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci
Genre: Drama, Family
Stef, a dedicated police officer, is in a relationship with Lena. The two have built a close-knit family with Stef’s biological son, Brandon, and adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. When Lena meets Callie — hardened from being in and out of foster homes — the couple welcome her into their home, thinking it is temporary. Callie’s blunt commentary about the atypical family hits a nerve with the twins, who struggle with their own identities. Then the girl discovers a secret that could land Mariana in trouble. Brandon helps Callie navigate the social scene at high school, but she skips school to meet up with an old friend. Her behavior makes Stef and Lena second-guess their decision to help her.