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The television show, The Fosters, depicts two moms and their kids, most of whom are foster children. This loving couple takes in kids who otherwise wouldn't have a home to go to, and makes them part of their family. One of the children is the biological son of one of the moms, from her previous marriage. Even though he is her biological child, however, he is still treated just as well as the other foster children are.

The Fosters is produced by Nuyorican Productions, which is the production company of famous actress and singer, Jennifer Lopez. It airs on ABC Family, with the first season started in June of 2013. The moms of the family are played by Sherri Saum, who plays Lena, and Teri Polo, who plays Stef. Lena is the principal of a school, and it is normally her who ends up finding kids to take in. Stef is a police officer, who works with her ex-husband, Mike. He is the father of their son, Brandon, who is the only biological child in the household.

Jesus and Mariana, played by Jake T. Austin and Cierra Ramirez, are two twins that Stef and Lena adopted. They may have a family there, but still sometimes contemplate what it would be like to be back with their biological mother. It is only these three in the house, until Lena agrees to take in Callie, played by Maia Mitchell. She is fresh out of juvenile detention, and has a bad rap, but Lena still decides to give her a chance. She later takes in Callie's brother, Jude, who was left in an abusive foster home.

At first, it is uncertain how well the new family members will get along, and whether the moms really have the room to take in so many kids. They quickly grow on each other, however, and find out just how easy it is to come together as a family.

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4 Seasons, 82 Episodes
June 3, 2013
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  • In the season finale, Callie faces a dilemma that will change her life forever. Despite her own struggles, Callie tries to help Diamond.

  • It seems just about everyone in the household is harboring a secret, but unfortunately for each of them, they all start surfacing. With Callie’s court date just around the corner, Robert’s attorneys present a defense strategy that Callie vehemently opposes.

  • Lena is overwhelmed by the demands of everyone and Stef is never around to help. Aaron invites Callie on a road trip to visit his parents.

  • Stef begins a new assignment in human trafficking and encounters a young girl turning tricks on the streets.

  • Sharon and Will return to the Adams Foster home with exciting news. In an effort to come clean with Jesus, Emma writes him a letter but discovers he is harboring a secret of his own.

  • Mariana begins therapy in the aftermath of of Nick's actions. Brandon happens upon a type of musical therapy that he thinks will benefit Jesus.

  • Callie is anxious about her hearing while Jesus remains in the hospital; Stef and Lena are overwhelmed by the issues that are plaguing their family.

  • Jesus has a nightmare that he's unable to save Mariana while he's unconscious at the hospital. Meanwhile, Stef and Lena learn that Callie is in legal trouble; Mariana seeks comfort from Mat; and Brandon tries to hold the family together.

  • Following Jesus and Nick's fight over Mariana, Jesus is knocked out and the situation goes from bad to worse. Meanwhile, Callie finds herself in a dangerous situation after taking a ride with Troy and Mariana is overwhelmed with guilt.

  • Callie and the family put together a Justice for Jack booth at a music festival in hopes of halting Justine's foster-care bill; and Callie's intrigue in reopening Kyle murder's case places her in harm's way.

  • Brandon visits New York City for his Julliard try-out and meets a gal who forces him to take a good look at his life, including his relationship with Cortney. Meanwhile, Stef and Lena make a surprising announcement that puts the family in shock. And Callie's friendship with Aaron results in tension between her and AJ.

  • Callie does volunteer labor at Girls United, where she finds out that neighbors want the girls removed, and one resident holds a dangerous secret. Elsewhere, Mariana and Hayley put together a romantic dinner for their dates; and Ana writes Stef a disturbing letter.

  • When Jesus' birth dad, Gabe, doesn't come to work on Stef and Lena's garage, Jesus tackles the task himself and gets hurt in the process. A tired Mariana, heavy into her robotics STEAM project, takes Jesus' ADHD medicine for a boost. Callie and AJ discover themselves in an awkward situation when Mike and Brandon unexpectedly return home early.

  • Lena and Stef grow worried about the tax on their home and how it could impact the family; and Lena approaches Brandon about the money he gave to Cortney.

  • Lena is ecstatic that her family is uniting to host her a 70s-themed 40th birthday bash. But, when Lena's mother Dana shares her guesses about Stewart's behavior, it threatens to put a damper on the celebration.

  • Callie begins her senior project of taking pictures of the outside of her and Jude's seven past foster homes. But, when a surprise encounter with a former foster mom brings her inside, Callie determines to reach out to other people who have fostered her and is surprised to find out that a 17-year-old former foster sibling has been convicted of homicide.

  • Callie gets suspended after she reacts poorly to some teasing, but things begin to look up for her when she meets a young law student. Elsewhere, Mariana's classmates blame her for Nick's behavior; and Jude is invited to Taylor's youth group.

  • The Adams Foster household's on lockdown in their own house after the crisis at school; and Callie and Brandon anxiously wait for their moms to discuss their actions in Idyllwild. Also, Stef's angry when she learns Brandon snuck out to help Cortney move.

  • Tensions rise as Stef and Lena are needed when the school is put on lockdown after it's revealed that Mariana's boyfriend Nick took a gun on campus.

  • An unfortunate loss causes Callie to discover something shocking, putting her in an ethical dilemma; and a present from Nick makes Mariana feel worse about her and Mat. Also, Brandon reveals to his mothers that Courtney has a kid.

  • As they perform the parts of Romeo and Juliet on the show's big opening night, Mat and Mariana are forced to face the depth of their feelings for each other. The musical performance sparks heightened emotion for members of the Adams Foster family, causing them to reflect on recent events. Meanwhile, a domestic violence call leads Stef to a tragic discovery.

  • During a rehearsal for Brandon and Mat’s “Romeo and Juliet” musical, Zoe tells Nick that Mariana cheated on Mat when they dated, causing Mariana to fear that Nick will end their relationship. Callie serves as a character witness for her friend Daphne, who is desperately trying to get her daughter back. Meanwhile, Jesus and Mariana want to help their birth father.

  • When Stef and Lena find out Callie wants to film an endorsement in support of a new foster care reform bill, they show concern, causing Callie to look to Rita for support. Nick looks to Jesus for advice on preparing for his first date with Mariana. Also, Stef heals from a health care procedure.

  • After Callie and Jude discover Jack is being abused by other boys in his group foster home, they turn to foster care advocate Justina to get him help. Jesus attempts to get to know Gabe at work even as Nick urges him to tell Gabe the truth about who he is. Meanwhile, Mariana is surprised when Nick asks her out.

  • Callie is shocked to discover Judge is spending time with Jack, a strange kid they met at a foster youth activity. Brandon and Mat determine to write a Romeo and Juliet rock musical for their senior thesis project, but they can't agree on who should play Juliet. Also, Jesus questions Ana concerning the identity of his and Mariana's birth father.

  • Brandon is disturbed when he finds out that his shared secret with Callie is in peril. Lena and Stef's mom, Sharon, has a different opinion on how Stef should handle her diagnosis. Also, Mariana's campaign for junior class president intensifies as the hatred between her and Lexi comes to a head.

  • An investor is intrigued by Callie's website; Brandon is contacted by a recruiter from Juilliard; Mariana starts her campaign for class president; and Mike finds out AJ is keeping a secret. Also, Sharon introduces her family to a liberal-minded pal.

  • Despite tension between Stef and Lena, they host an anniversary party honoring Lena's parents. Meanwhile, Callie and Brandon try to figure out a way to tell their mothers about their relationship.

  • The family goes to see Brandon in his music competition.

  • Callie sees Rita in a different light after she meets her daughter.

  • Stef calls out Callie's actions at her own birthday party, and they make a big decision to avoid jeopardizing her adoption.

  • Callie manages to get Brandon to take a mysterious trip that has them ending up in Mexico.

  • Lena's family comes to visit and she is hopeful it will present an opportunity for her to straighten things out with her half-brother.

  • Stef tries to set up Monte with one of his and Lena's friend, and Lena doesn't like it.

  • Stef and Lena prepare a nice brunch for all the positive male influences in their kids' lives.

  • As the family deals with the aftermath of the car crash, Stef is determined to find the driver responsible.

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The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Callie and Brandon Play Music | Freeform Clip (01:37) The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Callie and Jude Talk on the Beach | Freeform Clip (02:42) The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Jesus Confronts Brandon and Emma | Freeform Clip (01:41) The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Lenas Speech | Freeform Clip (01:45) The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Mariana Confronts Nicks Dad | Freeform Clip (01:28) The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Callie Singing | Freeform Clip (03:27) The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 20: Jesus Knows About the Abortion | Freeform Clip (02:38)