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The new show The Fosters launches on ABC Family. Featuring a multi-ethnic family mix of biological, adoptive, and foster children being raised by two moms, the show tackles the topic of transracial adoption in a more serious way than we’ve seen in the media. I had a chance to preview an episode of The Fosters and I am really looking forward to seeing more. It’s a family drama with great writing and well-drawn characters, reminding me a bit of Parenthood or Gilmore Girls. However, the show does not shy away from exploring the various difficulties of adoption, mixed-race families, and the foster-care system.
Here is a retrospective of how transracial adoption has been portrayed in movies and film in the past few decades.
I’m thrilled that ABC Family is centering a weekly show around a transracial family, and look forward to it’s primetime premiere on Monday, June 3rd.