Each clone have a foster parent which are taking care about them since they were babies . Foster parents dont have their own children and they must hide identities of their foster children from other people . They know for principal Scudworth but its unknow do foster parents know for the Board of shadowy figures . The parents are mismatched and have little in common with clones . Gandhi's parents are a stereotypical Jewish-American couple, while JFK is raised by a homosexual, interracial couple; Joan's "foster grandpa" is an elderly blind musician similar to Ray Charles named Toots, a parody of the stereotypical wise old man role (and the magical negro role) found in many teen shows, and who begins many of his declarative sentences with the words, "Now, I may be blind, but I can see..." followed by a wise-sounding observation that has little-to-nothing to do with anything.