Jordan and robin sisters, Sisters Robin and Jordan Jeter met at a high school track meet after their friends said they looked alike.
They were sisters for years. They just didn't know it.
Jordan and Robin Jeter met earlier this year at a high school track meet
in Washington, D.C., after someone on the team noticed how much they
looked alike. From that point on, they've been best
"Every weekend we go over each other's house," says Jordan.
"I come up here almost every day," Robin told WUSA- in an interview.
Jordan, a junior at Wilson High School, was adopted shortly after her
birth. Robin, a senior at Friendship Collegiate, was shuttled from her
biological mother, to foster care, to a legal guardian. For 17 years
they lived in the same city, played some of the same sports, but never
"At first I didn't know I had any siblings," said Robin. "As time went
on, I only knew I had one sibling, I didn't know I had anymore."
At the track meet in January, "my team was like, she looks just like
you," said Jordan. The two talked briefly at the meet and once Jordan
found out Robin's last name was Jeter she started crying.
"I had already known about my adoption and I knew my last name was
Jeter," said Jordan.The girls subsequently spent time chatting on the
phone."I asked her, what's your mother's name on your birth certificate,
what's her birthday, what does your birth certificate say at the
bottom," says Robin.
Jordan laughed. "I was like, what is this an interrogation?"she said.
"I was so anxious to know more about her," says Jordan. "Where did she go to school, how old she was, what is she like."
It turns out that they had much in common: same shoe size, same double jointed thumbs, they even sound alike.
"People can't even tell us apart on the phone," says Robin. "We're always just playing around with people on the phone."
While the interaction is now mostly on the golly-gee stuff, more serious issues lie ahead.
"I think we should try to find more of our siblings," says Jordan. Thus
far, four of the siblings have been found and as they continue the
search, Robin and Jordan can now do it together.
"It's been so long I just feel like I'll never be apart from her," says Jordan.