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Two Sisters Are Reunited Through Sports


7:56 PM, May. 09, 2013 EDT

WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- This is the way it should be, two sisters talking like sisters.  

"Every weekend we go over each other's house," says Jordan.  

It's a clear evening at Wilson High School in northwest and Jordan Dickerson and her sister, Robin Jeter, laugh and giggle at pictures of their youth. They have a right to be giddy because they're making up for lost time.  

"I come up here almost every day," says Robin.  

The sisters are together now but for so long their lives were separate.  Jordan, a junior at Wilson High School, was adopted shortly after her birth.  Robin, a senior at Friendship Collegiate, bounced around 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 crossing paths.  

"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.  

"I had already known about my adoption and I knew my last name was Jeter," said Jordan.  That night the two girls talked on the phone and attempted to reconstruct the previous 17 years.

"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 as she recounted that conversation.  

"I was like what is this an interrogation?" 

It was, but it resulted in an amazing discovery, after all these years these look-alikes were indeed sisters.

"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."  

They're a lot alike actually.  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."

It was reunion that almost never happened.  Jordan only went out for the track team to stay in shape.  

"If I wouldn't have, I would have never met her," Jordan says.  "I'm so thankful I joined track."

They both acknowledge it's the honeymoon stage and that they're more serious days and issues 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.  

 

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Two sisters from the District, separated at birth, are reunited at a track meet.

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