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12 Reasons why ABC’s ‘The Fosters’ is the best show around right now.

TV is a great way to showcase to others that families come in all shapes, sizes, colours and genders. "The Fosters" is a prime example of this. Take a look why.

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1. It features an inter-racial lesbian couple!

(And to me, as a mixed race gay girl in a relationship with a white girl is great!)
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(And to me, as a mixed race gay girl in a relationship with a white girl is great!)

2. Probably the most diverse and multicultural family based show on television.

3. Have you seen how adorable Lena and Stef looks?

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4. It presents family troubles and goings on that all families go through, e.g.. Parental embarrassment and sibling rivalry.

A more realistic view of the family
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A more realistic view of the family

5. It shows that the idea of a family is not based on biology, but love

“DNA doesn’t make a family, love does.”
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“DNA doesn’t make a family, love does.”

6. I mean look at this couple!

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7. It teaches that children should not be afraid to make mistakes, and that mistakes doesn’t stop your family from loving you.

8. It breaks down the ‘lesbian’ stereotype by presenting two female feminine women in a loving relationship.

(Not saying that the lesbian stereotype is wrong; just that there shouldn’t be a stereotype at all)
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(Not saying that the lesbian stereotype is wrong; just that there shouldn’t be a stereotype at all)

9. It shows the struggles, troubles and doubts that motherhood contains.

10. It evenly focuses on both problems of the child and the parent.

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11. It teaches that love conquers all, and that no matter what sexual preference you have, a family is family and love is love.

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12. And would you look at this adorable couple!

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