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Sometimes, you've gotta stick around long enough for your luck to find you.
— Rita to Callie in Adoption Day

Rita Hendricks is a recurring character in The Fosters. She is the mentor of Girls United. She makes her first appearance in House and Home.

Rita is portrayed by Rosie O'Donnell.


Rita is the mentor of Girls United, a group home for troubled foster girls. She was once married and had a daughter, Chloe. Rita and her husband later divorced and sometime afterwards, her husband killed himself out of depression. She and Chloe subsequently had a strained relationship for a long time since Chloe blamed Rita for her father's suicide and partially due to Chloe's bipolar disorder.

Physical Appearance

Rita has black hair and often wears glasses. She has fair skin and a larger shape, the latter of which she is very self-conscious about.


It's My Party

Rita attends Callie's birthday party and learns from Rafael that she was fired from her job at the drop-in center.

Faith, Hope, Love



Minor Offenses


Collateral Damage

Callie mentions that Rita was visiting Sacramento, talking with representatives about Justina Marks' proposed bill.

Appearances (15/101)

Season 1 (5/21)

Season 2 (4/21)

Season 3 (6/20)


  • Rita has struggled with food addiction throughout her life. She admitted how it has made her self conscious about her weight and even ruined her relationship with someone who genuinely cared about and loved her. 
  • Rita's strained relationship with her daughter, Chloe, mildly mirrors her actress Rosie O'Donnell's relationship with her adoptive daughter, Chelsea. 



"I'm gonna let you in on a little secret Cal, the universe isn't against anybody."


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Characters (The Fosters)
Main Stef Adams FosterLena Adams FosterBrandon FosterCallie Adams FosterMariana Adams FosterJude Adams FosterJesus Adams FosterMike Foster
Recurring AJ HensdaleEmma KurtzmanAna Gutierrez FosterConnor StevensDaphne KeeneAidenBeckaCarmenColeCortney StrathmoreDeclan RiversGabriel DuncroftGraceHayley HeinzJack DowneyJill QuinnKelseyKiaraLexi RiveraLogan BayfieldLou ChanMat TanMonte PorterMr. TimothyNick StratosNoah WalkerPoppy SinfuegoRafaelRita HendricksRobert QuinnSophia QuinnTalya BanksTaylorTess BayfieldVico CerarWyatt CaseyXimena SinfuegoZac Rogers
Minor Amanda RogersCaptain RobertsChase DillonDana AdamsDariaDevoneeDonald JacobEliza FosterErnesto RiveraEvanFrank CooperGabiJoe GrayKarina SánchezKatKyle SnowLiam OlmsteadNathan AdamsOliviaSarahSharon ElkinSonya Rivera