German mother and daughter cycling with 'adopted' grandfather
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Germany's 'adopt a grandparent' scheme

15 August 2014 Last updated at 08:20 BST

In Germany, a scheme that roughly translates as 'adopt a grandparent' has been running with great success.

It pairs older people with children who may not have or see grandparents of their own.

Michael Buchanan reports from Berlin.

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