|“||If we just mind our own business and don't take care of each other, who will?||”|
Kiara is portrayed by Cherinda Kincherlow.
Kiara's father left before she was born while her mother is institutionalized for mental illness. She was then placed into foster care, which was a difficult time for her. Kiara was first sent to juvie when she was eleven due to throwing a brick at a building. At one point, Kiara was raped and became pregnant, but chose to have an abortion. Afterwards, she joined her brother's gang for "protection". Kiara was sentenced to juvie three more times for possessing and selling drugs, and possession of a deadly weapon. She was then placed at Girls United, two months prior to "House and Home".
Kiara becomes Callie's roommate and house sponsor while Callie is at Girls United. She offers Callie advice on how to survive in the group home.
After Girls United was destroyed, Kiara was placed in a dangerous foster home along with two other young girls. She called Callie for help and when the police arrived, they saw a drug dealer with a knife, threatening Kiara's foster parents. Kiara stayed in Callie's room for a couple of nights and learned that despite the incident, she was to be sent back to her abusive home. She and Callie went to a foster center for help but made no progress. Kiara then packed her stuff, left a note, and ran away to live on the streets.
After Kiara ran away, she began to live in a dangerous part of town and became a sex worker. Rita later tried to save her but Kiara rejected her help. However, after some persuasion from Callie, Stef, and Rita, Kiara is now off the streets and back at Girls United.
Kiara is an African American with a dark complexion, medium-length curly hair, and a rounded figure.
Season 1 (6/21)
Season 2 (4/21)
Season 3 (3/20)
- Kiara's brother is serving a 25-year to life sentence in jail.
- In Got Your Back, Kiara mentions to Callie that she has an aunt who she is on good terms with and the woman will take Kiara in once the latter turns her life around.
- Kiara's story is very similar AJ's and the two share many commonalities;
- Both befriend Callie.
- Both have an older brother.
- Both characters' mothers are institutionalized for mental illness.
- Both turn to the drop-in center for help.
- Both are foster teen runaways; Callie tries to get both of them to help at the drop-in center after they run away.
- The Adams-Foster family allowed both Kiara and AJ to temporarily stay with them when they didn't have a home to go to.
- In Now Hear This, Callie states that Kiara wants to become a social worker and work with children.
- She appears to have a habit of interrupting people.
Characters (The Fosters)
|Main||Stef Adams Foster • Lena Adams Foster • Brandon Foster • Callie Adams Foster • Mariana Adams Foster • Jude Adams Foster • Jesus Adams Foster • Mike Foster|
|Recurring||AJ Hensdale • Emma Kurtzman • Ana Gutierrez Foster • Connor Stevens • Daphne Keene • Aiden • Becka • Carmen • Cole • Cortney Strathmore • Declan Rivers • Gabriel Duncroft • Grace • Hayley Heinz • Jack Downey • Jill Quinn • Kelsey • Kiara • Lexi Rivera • Logan Bayfield • Lou Chan • Mat Tan • Monte Porter • Mr. Timothy • Nick Stratos • Noah Walker • Poppy Sinfuego • Rafael • Rita Hendricks • Robert Quinn • Sophia Quinn • Talya Banks • Taylor • Tess Bayfield • Vico Cerar • Wyatt Casey • Ximena Sinfuego • Zac Rogers|
|Minor||Amanda Rogers • Captain Roberts • Chase Dillon • Dana Adams • Daria • Devonee • Donald Jacob • Eliza Foster • Ernesto Rivera • Evan • Frank Cooper • Gabi • Joe Gray • Karina Sánchez • Kat • Kyle Snow • Liam Olmstead • Nathan Adams • Olivia • Sarah • Sharon Elkin • Sonya Rivera|