The series tells of police officer Stef Foster (Teri Polo) and her wife Lena Adams (Sherri Saum), a school vice principal, and their multi-ethnic, blended family.Stef and Lena are the parents of Brandon (David Lambert), who is Stef's biological son, and the twins, Jesus (Jake T.
When developing the concept, Bredeweg and Paige were initially met with some resistance from Hollywood, with Bredeweg recounting, "[T]here were some people around us, some people in town who said, 'You know, it is just not going to happen.The Fosters is an American family drama television series created by Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg for ABC Family (retitled Freeform in later seasons).It follows the lives of the title Foster family led by lesbian couple Stef and Lena, a cop and school administrator respectively, who raise a multi-ethnic blended family that consists of one biological and four adopted children in San Diego, California.who wanted to write a drama that reflected the "modern American family".
After originally considering a story about two gay fathers, the pair decided the subject of two men raising a family had already been done on television and began to instead consider a story about two women.
You are never going to sell this show.'" After completing the first draft of the pilot script, the team was introduced to Jennifer Lopez through a friend who worked at her production company Nuyorican Productions, which was looking to branch out into scripted television.