Maurita has been a foster parent in North Carolina for over 17 years. Currently she and her husband provide housing for young adults, helping them transition to independent living. While she has had over 70 youth in her home over the years, she adopted 2 teens in 2012 and is in the process of adopting 2 young adults along with her husband. Professionally, Maurita has completed higher level training in working with kids who have been traumatized, as well as mental health training to support the youth in her care. Maurita also completed the Duke Non-profit Management Certificate in 2014 and served as Vice President and President of the North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parent Association for 3 years. Maurita has been an accountant in corporate America for over 30 years. Maurita has a great passion for foster care not only in our state but our nation as well.