The fourth season of the American television series Parenthood officially premiered on September 11, 2012 and ended on January 22, 2013. This season consisted of 15 episodes.
As Haddie prepares to head off to college, the Bravermans gather for a family portrait; Joel and Julia worry about the behavior of their newly adopted son; Sarah tries to impress a photographer with her skills as an assistant.
Jasmine and Crosby define the boundaries of their marriage; Sarah's new boss (Ray Romano) helps her understand Drew's feelings; Kristina receives potentially life-altering news.
Adam and Kristina turn to the family for emotional support; Zeek's behavior causes concern; Sarah confronts her boss and is surprised by the outcome.
Jasmine and Jabbar's family dynamic could change; Sarah spends time with her boss's daughter; Zeek makes a new friend; Victor tries an after-school activity.
Kristina shares her health news with the family; Joel is nervous as Victor plays in his first baseball game; Sarah is caught in a tender moment with Hank.
Kristina is dismayed when she learns that Max is giving a speech on the same day as her surgery; Drew disagrees with Sarah's decision to move in with Mark; Ryan asks Amber out.
Adam and Kristina face difficulties as she deals with her continuing treatment; Sarah and Zeek worry about Amber and Ryan's relationship; Julia focuses on building a bond with Victor.
Jasmine and Crosby organize an event for Jabbar's school; during a spontaneous road trip, Amber learns more about Ryan's past; Mark and Sarah encounter a dilemma.
Julia struggles with her new role as a stay-at-home mom; a disruptive neighbor threatens the future of the Luncheonette; Mark and Sarah can't agree on relationship and parenting issues.
Mark becomes increasingly impatient as Sarah tries to help Hank reconnect with his family; Julia asks Kristina for advice when Victor gets frustrated with school; Adam and Crosby try to save the Luncheonette and record an album for Glen Hansard.
Kristina and Adam are faced with a health scare; Jasmine and Crosby celebrate their first Christmas as a family; Sarah feels torn between Mark and Hank; Ryan and Amber have relationship problems.
Crosby and Jasmine help a family member who is having financial problems; Kristina debuts a new look; Hank and Sarah have an interesting evening together.
When Drew and Amy receive life-changing news, Mark expresses his concerns to Sarah; Crosby becomes impatient with his mother-in-law; Joel and Julia question their parenting abilities.
Joel and Julia consider the long-term effects of adopting Victor; Jasmine and Crosby are frustrated when Renee oversteps her boundaries; Hank is concerned when Mark and Sarah have a talk about their relationship.
In the fourth season finale, Jasmine and Crosby plan an anniversary get away and receive exciting news. Kristina and Adam prepare for the next phase of her treatment. Drew learns the results of his college applications. Amber and Ryan discuss the future of their relationship. Joel and Julia plan an event for the entire Braverman family. Meanwhile, Sarah is forced to make a decision about her relationships with Mark and Hank.