robin and jordan jeter

For 17 years, Jordan and Robin lived in the same city, played some of the same sports, and attended schools just minutes apart. They never met until one fateful track meet. In what reads like the premiere episode of  Tia and Tamera Mowry’s sitcom, Sister Sister, the Jeters had no clue the other existed until that day.

Jordan, a junior at Wilson High School in D.C, was adopted shortly after her birth.  Robin, a senior at Friendship Collegiate, also in D.C, bounced around from her biological mother, to foster care, to a legal guardian.  For 17 years they lived within several D.C blocks of each other.

D.C’s WUSA9 reports:

“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.” And she didn’t know she had a sister until January 9th, 2013.

The reunion occurred during a track meet.

“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.

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 fun 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.

Watch their full interview below:

  • Mavis

    That’s crazy !!! It seems that anything can happen
    It’s unfortunate that one of the girls was adopted, whilst the other had to go through the foster system. Hopefully, both received love, care and stability from their respective parents. Regardless, it’s fantastic that these siblings have met, and are now part of each other’s lives.

  • Margaret

    What a wonderful story. I’m so happy they were able to find each other and move forward in life having the support of each other.

  • DEE

    This is great!

  • Trisha

    Stories like these deposit such a great inner-peace in your heart! This was a great story to share and I am so happy for these sisters.

  • Apple Pie

    WOW! This is amazing :)

  • -A.

    I met my sister on Facebook. She never knew I existed.

  • Missi

    This made me smile today. Beautiful girls…Congrats on finding each other.

  • Dalili

    Awww, how fantastic!

  • Me27

    I smiled while reading this story…Definitely sounds like Sister Sister :-)

  • binks

    wow, what a storythis made me smile!

  • RenJennM

    This is awesome.

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    Wow what an amazing story! I hope the young ladies develop a wonderful and lasting relationship.

  • http://Dutch KB

    What a Blessing…..

  • paintgurl40

    i love stories like this! now this type of news should be made into a movie…

  • Sandra

    Anyone know how to get in touch with them?

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