Jordan and Robin live in the same city, play some of the same sports and even attend high school 10 minutes from each other, but have never met. During a track meet this past January, Jordan’s teammates took note of another student stating, “She looks just like you.” After finding out that Robin’s last name was Jeter, Jordan began to cry. It was on that day that Robin and Jordan discovered they were sisters.
In true Sister, Sister fashion, the two not only look alike, they share the same shoe size, double jointed thumb and their voices are almost identical. Aged just nine months apart, Robin moved around from her biological mother to foster care and eventually to a legal guardian while her younger sister was adopted shortly after birth.
“At first I didn’t know I had any siblings,” Robin said. “As time went on, I only knew I had one sibling, I didn’t know I had anymore.”
Since their meeting, the girls have become best friends, visiting each other’s houses every weekend and continuing to make up for the past 17 years. Jordan admitted that she only went out for the track team to stay in shape, and says she’s very thankful she did. She believes otherwise, they may have never met.
“I think we should try to find more of our siblings,” Jordan said. 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,” she adds.
Read more of their reunion on Washington, DC’s WUSA 9.