“It’s not where you come from, it’s where you belong.”

These are the opening lines of the theme song for a new drama series that has recently captured my obsession, “The Fosters.” A viewer on my YouTube channel recommended the show to me, urging me to give it a try. While I had noticed it on Netflix before, I hadn’t felt compelled to check it out until now.

In a single day, I watched the entire first season, encompassing 21 episodes, and it’s safe to say that “The Fosters” has now secured a spot among my favorite shows. I couldn’t be happier about it!

The show originally airs on ABC Family in the United States, and I’m delighted to share that it’s been renewed for a second season, scheduled to air on June 16 in the US.

“The Fosters” revolves around the lives of an interracial lesbian couple, Stef, a police officer, and Lena, the biracial vice principal of a charter school. Together, they raise a blended family that includes one biological son, Brandon, two adopted twins, Jesus and Mariana, and two foster children, Callie and Jude.

Peter Paige, one of the creators of the show (you might remember him from “Queer As Folk,” where he portrayed Emmett), has crafted a series that garnered favorable reviews from critics in its first season. It’s earned acclaim for its portrayal of LGBTQ themes, securing the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and the GLAAD Vanguard Award for executive producer Jennifer Lopez. It also won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Television Show.

From the moment I watched the pilot episode, I was hooked. I wholeheartedly recommend the show to people of all ages. “The Fosters” is about family, especially the “unconventional” kind, and it beautifully illustrates that DNA doesn’t define family.

What I adore about the show is that it addresses not only contemporary social issues, such as bullying, religious perspectives on homosexuality, gay marriage, and equality, but also universal challenges that teenagers and parents encounter. It delves into the complexities of foster parenting, teenage friendships, love, and betrayal. “The Fosters” doesn’t rely on stereotypes often associated with LGBTQ themes; instead, it’s a narrative centered around family and love.

My favorite character is one of the foster kids, the thirteen-year-old Jude. He’s incredibly endearing and mature for his age, the kind of child I’d hope to have someday. Nevertheless, I hold a special place in my heart for all the characters. Each child exhibits a distinct personality, and I admire the way they portray the dynamics of their family.

Once again, I wholeheartedly recommend “The Fosters.” It’s a must-see!

Do you watch “The Fosters”? What are your thoughts on the show, and who’s your favorite character? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!