Sherri Saum, Teri Polo

The Fosters has been renewed for a second season, ABC Family announced Friday.

"The Fosters has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team's compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons," Kate Juergens, ABC Family's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "The show's dynamic cast and groundbreaking story lines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more."

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The Fosters stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as gay parents of a multi-ethnic family that includes both foster and biological kids. Jake T. AustinDavid LambertMaia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez round out the family unit.

The second half of Season 1 returns in January. Are you excited for more of The Fosters?