Foster is a surname, and may also refer to:

In places:
* Foster, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
* Foster, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
* Foster, Indiana, USA
* Foster, Missouri, USA
* Foster, Nebraska, USA
* Foster, New South Wales, Australia
* Foster, Oregon, USA
* Foster, Rhode Island, USA
* Foster, Victoria, Australia
* Foster City, California, USA
* Foster Island (disambiguation)

* Alan Dean Foster, American writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and movie novelizations.
* Jodie Foster, American actress
* Norman Foster, several people with this name
* R. M. Foster, engineer who published an important paper on wave filters in 1926
* Stephen Foster, several people with this name
* William Z. Foster, American politician and long-time leader of the Communist Party
* Shan Foster, American basketball player
* Douglas Allen Foster, Professor of Church History at Abilene Christian University
* Ben Foster, English, football(soccer) goalkeeper for Manchester United

In fiction:
* "Ellen Foster", 1987 novel by American author Kaye Gibbons
* Foster, one of the YTV Fuzzpaws
* "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends", animated television series
** Madame Martha Foster, the elderly woman who owns the foster home in the aforementioned series
** Frankie Foster, Madame Foster's granddaughter
* Rita Foster, character in the film "Cypher"
* Robert Foster, protagonist character in the adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky

In other uses:
* Apples foster, bananas foster, a dessert fried with cinnamon, sugar, and rum
* Foster, to take care of:
**Foster care, foster parent
* Foster (CTA), elevated transit station in Evanston, Illinois, USA
* Foster Electric Company, manufacturer of electronics equipment
* Foster Farms Dairy
* Foster Farms (poultry company)
* Foster, Rastrick and Company, British steam locomotive manufacturer
* Foster's Group, Australian beer producer
** Foster's Lager
* Foster's rule (island rule), principle in evolutionary biology
* William Foster & Co Ltd, British agricultural machinery company

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