With one in eight American children suffering a confirmed case of neglect or abuse by age 18, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S., a number that continues to grow each year.

Drawing on unprecedented access, FOSTER explores the often-misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the largest county child welfare agency in the country. Read More

Foster HBO Documentary

“You can't always write the beginning to your story, but you can definitely write the end.”

— Mary

Filmmakers Mark Jonathan Harris and Deborah Oppenheimer Show All Sides of the Foster Care System

The pair behind the documentary FOSTER discuss how it only takes one adult to have a positive impact on a child in foster care.

Foster HBO Documentary
"They're Our Children Too"

Producer Deborah Oppenheimer and writer-director Mark Jonathan Harris discuss how they decided to create FOSTER.

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