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Dolezal is originally a resident of Troy, Montana, where her parents still live.

Court documents filed by Rachel's step-brother and legal ward paint an interesting picture of the family home and why her parents are taking the stage to question their daughter's identity.

Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal's adopted African-American son Izaiah filed for emancipation in 2010 when he was 16. I was able to get a copy of the court records and they include some troubling accusations.

President of the Spokane NAACP, 37-year-old Rachel Dolezal, has been claiming her 21-year-old adoptive brother Izaiah as her son.

"We basically said you have birth parents, you have adoptive parents, you should live with one set of your parents until you're 18 and then you can choose if you want to live with your big sister. But they didn't like that so they petitioned to transfer his guardianship,” Larry said.

Court documents show Rachel is Izaiah's guardian, but they also reveal allegations of an unhappy home.

In the filing, Izaiah requested that neither of his adopted parents be notified of his plans out of fear that they would retaliate against him.

Ruthanne tells a different story and says the emancipation and guardianship requests were a way for Rachel to prove her race claim.

"Izaiah was part of her representation of being an African American woman, having him as, claiming him as her son,” said Ruthanne.

Izaiah listed his safety as one of the reasons he wanted to live with Rachel, saying, "my adoptive parents use physical forms of punishment as well as sending children away to other states to group homes (where two of my siblings are) if we don't cooperate with their religion and rules, they make us to manual labor and send us away."

Ruthanne asserts it was actually Rachel's actions that caused Izaiah to leave.

"Rachel became malicious against us and she turned Izaiah against us. He didn't care for the rules we had in our house and he wanted to have more freedom which she promised him,” Ruthanne said.

Izaiah also claimed that his adoptive parents would not let him get a driver's license.

Rather than granting emancipation, a change of guardianship was ultimately agreed upon.

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