"Apron Strings" is the sixth episode of the sixth season of Private Practice and the 104th produced episode of the series. It is also the 282nd produced episode of the Grey's Anatomy franchise. It was broadcast on November 20, 2012.
Addison faces personal and professional complications that begin when Henry's biological mother expresses an interest in being part of her son's life after eight months of no contact. Addison's struggle with Henry's mother is intensified when Addison's mentor arrives arrives in the E.R and she is hit with a lawsuit from mother of a special needs child suing her for wrongful birth; all of which make Addison re-evaluate her role as a parent. Elsewhere, Cooper is forced to deal with his decision not to find his birth parents when Mason begins asking questions.
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