I'm one of the lucky ones. You know, I found an amazing family, and I'm finally safe and loved, like, really, truly loved. And one of the things I've learned from my moms, from watching the way they've lived their lives, is that when you're lucky, it is your job to give something back.
Callie to Judge Ringer in Lucky
Callie Adams Foster
Maia Mitchell075 (2)
General Information
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Birthday: July 11, 1997 (Say Something)
Height: 5'6
Occupation(s): Student; Part Time Job in a Diner
Status: Alive
Family & Friends
Colleen Jacob (mother; deceased)
Robert Quinn (father)
Jill Quinn (step-mother)
Donald Jacob (step-father)
Robert Quinn Senior (paternal grandfather)
Stef Adams Foster (adoptive mother)
Lena Adams Foster (adoptive mother)
Jude Adams Foster (maternal half-brother)
Sophia Quinn (paternal half-sister)
Brandon Foster (adoptive brother)
Jesus Adams Foster (adoptive brother)
Mariana Adams Foster (adoptive sister)
Francesca Adams Foster (unborn adoptive sister; deceased)
Dana Adams (adoptive grandmother)
Stewart Adams (adoptive grandfather)
Sharon Elkin (adoptive grandmother)
Frank Cooper (adoptive grandfather, deceased)
Nathan Adams (adoptive uncle)
Friends: Mariana Adams Foster
Brandon Foster
Sophia Quinn
Daphne (best friend)
Aaron Baker
Talya Banks
Relationships Aaron Baker (boyfriend)
Liam Olmstead (unconsensual sex)
Wyatt (ex-boyfriend)
Brandon Foster (ex-boyfriend)
AJ Hensdale (ex-boyfriend)
Personal Information
Interests: Playing Guitar
Education: Anchor Beach Charter School
Talent: Photography
Vulnerabilities: Opening up to people
Production Information
First appearance: Pilot
Latest appearance: Prom
Portrayer: Maia Mitchell

Callie Quinn Adams Foster (born Callie Quinn Jacob) is a main character in The Fosters and the most recent teenager to come into the home of Stef Adams Foster and Lena Adams Foster. She is the older daughter of Robert Quinn and the deceased Colleen Jacob. Until the Season 1 finale, she was thought to be the biological daughter of Donald Jacob before realizing he was her step-father. She is the maternal half-sister of Jude Adams Foster and paternal half-sister of Sophia Quinn. She also has been described as broken, particularly in the beginning of the series.


Callie is a troubled and headstrong sixteen year old who faced many hardships and an unstable childhood growing up. At the age of ten, her mother and step-father went out one night when her step-father became drunk and caused a car accident - killing her mother as a result. Callie struggled with deep regret on how her last conversation with her mother went, having been mad at her and refusing to kiss her goodbye before she left. After hearing about her mother's death, Callie suffered a mental break down, completely destroying her bedroom, which she blocked out from her memory. Her six year old brother Jude, was forced to witness this mental breakdown.

She and Jude were placed into the foster care system because their father was sent to jail for manslaughter for the accident, and they didn’t have any relatives to care for them. Callie was forced to quickly grow up in order to care for her younger brother during their time in the foster system, often moving in and out of many fosters, some which proved to be abusive. This also forced her to become a motherly figure to Jude. As a result, Callie was often determined to shield him from any harm even if at the cost of her own personal safety. While at a foster father's home, Jude tried on a dress owned by the man's ex-wife. Their foster father walked in on him wearing it and began to violently beat him. Callie attempted to intervene, but was kicked in the stomach and tossed aside. Refusing to watch her brother be assaulted, she took a baseball bat to their foster father's car in order to distract his attention onto her.

Despite successfully saving her brother, Callie was sent to juvie for her action until it was decided what would happen to her. A social worker, Bill, from child protective services soon decided to send her to Lena and Stef, thinking a home without any male authority figures would do some good for her. In Consequently, Bill tells Lena and Stef that Callie and Jude never stay at a particular foster home for more than six months, something which initially alarms them. But he insists that, while they themselves are not bad kids, something bad always seems to happen to them.

She develops a romance with Brandon Foster shortly after moving in and dates him for a brief period, but they break up when realizing that Callie needs a family instead of a boyfriend. They have since tried to behave more like siblings and are on good terms. She has had an on-again/off-again romance with Wyatt. The status of their current relationship is unknown following Callie discovering he slept with Mariana.

She has since fought to be a legal part of the Foster family as her biological father, Robert Quinn, begins a custody battle over her. She agrees to try to form a relationship with Robert, saying that she does want him in her life as her father. However, Callie also tells Robert that her "forever home" is with the Fosters and that they are her family. Robert finally allows the Fosters to adopt Callie in the season 2 finale, The End of the Beginning, withdrawing his custody suite and officially signing away his legal parental rights to her. After a fight with the legal system, Callie is officially adopted by the Adams-Foster family in Lucky.

Physical Appearance

Callie is a beautiful girl with an oval shaped face, light-olive complexion, almond shaped brown eyes, and shoulder-length brown hair. Her hair was normally straightened during the beginning of season one, but then in later episodes was normally curled. Callie doesn't wear a lot of make up unless attending a formal event. Her fashion sense is very casual and comfortable; usually wearing jeans with t-shirts of various colors and casual shoes. She usually only makes an effort into dressing and fixing herself up for special occasions.


Callie is independent, intelligent, artsy and very loyal as well as protective over her loved ones. Throughout the show, she is shown to always put the needs of others ahead of herself, even if it costs her trouble. As a result of living and growing up in the foster system for the majority of her life, Callie is tough and sometimes closed off. However, she is also compassionate and kind at the same time.

She loves her younger brother Jude very much, always putting him ahead of herself and has even risked her life for him as seen in the Pilot episode. It is also shown that she doesn't care what happens to her, also seen in the pilot, as long as she knows that he is safe. As a result of taking care of Jude for most of her life, she has a strong tendency to sometimes act like his mother instead of his sister, much to Jude's frustration.


Appearances (91/91)

Season 1 (21/21)

Season 2 (21/21)

Season 3 (20/20)

Season 4 (20/20)

Season 5 (9/9)

Girls United

Season 1



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  • First Relationship:
    • Start Up: House and Home (1x12)
    • Broke Up: Padre (1x15)
      • Reason: While admitting they loved each other, both realized Callie needed a family more than a boyfriend.
  • Second Relationship:
    • Start Up: Idyllwild (3x09)
    • Broke Up: Lucky (3x10)
      • Reason: Once again they realized that Callie needed a family more than their relationship.

Main article: Brallie

In Consequently, Brandon and Callie's relationship was foreshadowed early on in the series when he ditched his girlfriend Talya, who had become jealous of Callie, in order to make sure Callie was okay. Their relationship grows stronger, and they continue to connect, all leading to them sharing their first kiss in I Do at Stef and Lena's wedding. They date for 4-5 episodes, even admitting they loved each other, but break up when they both realize that Callie needs a family instead of a boyfriend.

They briefly share a kiss in Someone's Little Sister after she reveals that Sophia tore up the abandonment papers and Robert wants official custody of her. Brandon later tells her that he cannot be with her because he doesn't trust her as she only ever comes to him when things are bad for her and, while he will always love her, simply can't trust her. He declares they are done, breaking Callie's heart. They have since tried to move on, attempting to behave more like siblings.

In the season 3 episode Idyllwild, Rita is about to be charged with child abuse when Carmen claims that she punched her, but Callie sends in a recording that proves she lied about it. However, Carmen earlier threatened that if she did then she would tell Callie's social worker about sneaking around with Brandon while on probation - ruining her chances of adoption. Believing Carmen, Callie tells Brandon, while they two stayed in a cabin for his music performance at Idyllwild, all about this and that she believes that the adoption will never go through. As a result, the two end up having sex under the belief they will never be siblings.

However, Rita ends up saving Callie by convincing Carmen she is above ruining a person's life - ensuring Callie's promised adoption. After a difficult time on deciding what to do, Brandon tells Callie that the family is what she truly needs and they agree to simply put their night of passion behind them. When Judge Ringer asks her about her relationship with Brandon during the official adoption, Callie truthfully tells him she and Brandon no longer have anything between them.


  • First Relationship:
    • Start Up: The Morning After (1x05)
    • Broke Up: Vigil (1x09)
      • Reason: Wyatt realized Callie had feelings for Brandon and encouraged her to go after him.
  • Second Relationship:
    • Start Up: Adoption Day (1x21)
    • Broke Up: Leaky Faucets (2x09)
      • Reason: Wyatt got into a fight with Liam, and Callie didn't approve of his form of "protection" by getting into fights.
Main article: Wallie

Wyatt and Callie became acquaintances in school, both bonding over being outsiders, which later turned into a relationship. When Wyatt steps in on Brandon and Callie having a moment, he comes to realization of her feelings for Brandon in Vigil. Wyatt tells her that he knows about Callie's true relationship with Brandon and encourages her to follow her heart - marking the end of their relationship. They resume their relationship in Adoption Day. However, they soon break up again when Callie believes she can't be with Wyatt after seeing how he handled running into Liam, after learning he previously assaulted her, and getting into a fight with him.


  • First Relationship:
    • Start Up: Prior to "Pilot"
    • Broke Up: Prior to "Pilot"
      • Reason: Liam raped Callie and got her and Jude kicked out of their foster home.
Main article: Calliam

Liam and Callie were foster siblings 2-3 years prior to the Pilot episode. Liam started acting friendly towards Callie when she and Jude stayed with them. He soon began flirting with her, eventually bringing Callie to start a relationship with him despite the rules that foster siblings cannot be romantically involved. One night, he snuck into Callie's room and asked if she wanted to have sex. Despite telling him she wasn't ready yet, Liam raped her.

Afterwards, he lied and claimed that she came onto him, therefore resulting in she and Jude being kicked out. This resulted in Callie's immense guilt about dating him in the first place. She has since dragged him in court in I Do, but she loses the case due to insufficient evidence. They briefly see each other in Leaky Faucets at the Mexican Street Festival after Wyatt gets into a fight with him when attempting to force him to leave so Callie wouldn't have to see him. She has since finally gotten her justice for what he did to her, proving that he stole her identity by creating credit card debt in her name and effectively sending him to jail in Not That Kind of Girl.


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  • First Relationship:
    • Start Up: Minor Offenses (3x15)
    • Broke Up: Sixteen (3x17)
      • Reason: AJ saw how Callie acted around Brandon and believed she wasn't over him.
  • Second Relationship:
    • Start Up: Safe (4x02)
    • Broke Up: Collateral Damage (4x10)
      • Reason: AJ and Callie got into a big argument and AJ assumed that Aaron was trying to take Callie from him.
  • Third Relationship:
    • Start Up: Insult to Injury (4x11)
    • Broke Up: [[Diamond in the Rough] (4x17)
      • Reason: AJ kissed another girl and when Callie confronted him he admitted he liked her more than he loved Callie. She told Aaron in Dirty Laundry that she and AJ broke up.
Callie and aaron

Aaron Baker


  • Callie's instagram account: @calliejac
  • She was raped by Liam Olmstead at a previous foster home that she and Jude had been to, having entered a relationship with him some time after moving in, that she describes as the best she had before the Fosters. The next day after being attacked, Liam lied and claimed that she came onto him, resulting in her and Jude being kicked out. Callie felt great guilt over the event, believing that if she had not been with him then nothing would have happened.
  • She often wears her hair up in a ponytail when she is sleeping.
  • Callie works at Not A Burger Stand with her friend Daphne Keene. She also regularly volunteered at a drop-in center for foster kids until she is fired in Wreckage.
  • Her middle name is Quinn, the surname of her birth father on her birth certificate. Callie's mother, Colleen, told her that her middle name was an old family name.
  • She lost her virginity to Liam Olmstead due to him raping her prior to the Pilot
  • Callie has an auricle piercing in her left ear.
  • Her favorite milkshake flavor is Vanilla, a detail she shares with Robert Quinn, her birth father.
  • As a result of being in the foster system since the age of 10 with her younger brother, she had to essentially take on the mother role of Jude and take care of him like a parent. Even after moving into the Foster home, she is shown to still be stuck in this mode, sometimes treating him like a mother does her child and often coddling him. This is shown to sometimes annoy Jude, who gets tired of such treatment. When he makes this clear to her, she is shown to have trouble easing out of it.
  • She is the only teenager out of her siblings who has never been drunk or tried to drink alcohol on screen.
  • In The Show, it is revealed that Callie is a very talented singer as she sang "Love Will Light The Day" with Brandon.
  • Callie started dating Aaron Baker in the eighteenth episode of Season 4, Dirty Laundry, after being introduced to his family, shortly after her break-up with AJ Hensdale.
  • Callie and Aaron seem to have sex for the first time at the end of Chasing Waterfalls.


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v - e - d
Main Stef Adams FosterLena Adams FosterBrandon FosterCallie Adams FosterMariana Adams FosterJude Adams FosterJesus Adams FosterMike Foster
Recurring Adam StevensAdriana GutierrezAJ HensdaleAna GutierrezBeckaCarmenColeConnor StevensDani KirklandDaphne KeeneEmmaGabriel DuncroftHayley Heinz
Jack DowneyJill QuinnKatKelseyKiaraLexi RiveraLou ChanMat Tan
Monte PorterMr. TimothyNickNoahRafaelRita HendricksRobert QuinnSophia QuinnTalya BanksTonyVico CerarWyattZac Rogers
Minor Main Article: List of Minor Characters
Amanda RogersCaptain RobertsChase DillonDana AdamsDariaDevoneeDonald JacobErnesto RiveraEvanFrank CooperGabiKarina SánchezLiam OlmsteadSarahSharon ElkinSonya RiveraTaylor

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