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Fosters show breaks new TV ground with lesbian foster moms
2013-06-08

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The new ABC Family TV show The Fosters debuted June 3, offering up a new kind of American family. Not only are the lesbian moms an interracial couple, they are also foster moms to several children (and raising a biological child from one partner's previous heterosexual marriage).

Lena Adams and Stef Foster are the Fosters. Lena, played by Sherri Saum, is a high school principal. Stef, played by Teri Polo, is a police officer. Polo has been seen in such projects as Meet the Fockers and The West Wing. Saum has been on Rescue Me, In Treatment, and other shows.

Jennifer Lopez and her Nuyorican productions is producing the show, and other producers include Peter Paige of Queer As Folk. Paige and Brad Bredweweg are co-creators and co-writers of the show.

The anti-gay group One Million Moms has pushed for a boycott of The Fosters.

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Stef, played by Teri Polo (left) and Lena, played by Sherri Saum, in The Fosters.


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