|Sometimes, you've gotta stick around long enough for your luck to find you.|
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.
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.
Rita attends Callie's birthday party and learns from Rafael that she was fired from her job at the drop-in center.
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."
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|