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Richard and Julia Kutner are the adoptive parents of Lawrence Kutner. They adopted Lawrence a few years after his parents were killed in a robbery attempt, after Lawrence had lived in other foster homes. Lawrence decided to adopt the name of his adoptive parents instead of keeping his birth surname. They are seen in Lawrence's graduation photo, which is mounted next to a photo of Lawrence with his birth parents.

After Lawrence's death, most of the team and House go to visit the Kutners, who live in the Princeton area. They talk about how much they enjoyed Lawrence and how they loved him as if they were their own son. Unfortunately, House makes inappropriate comments about Kutner's mixed heritage and how it related to his suicide and is asked to leave.