Have you ever been in a car accident?
There’s a moment when you know that no matter what you do, that car is not going to come under your control. All the steering into the skid isn’t going to do a bit of good. You know that you are resigned to your fate, and all you can do is hope you don’t hit it too hard.
This happens within a few seconds, but there is a moment you know it’s not in your hands anymore. You have lost control. This is a very clear moment.
I’m not sure that everybody recognizes this moment. They may think there is still some hope, that a miracle will happen and they will escape impact with that other car, that tree, that ditch, that whatever, that is going to push all that momentum you’ve built up right back at you.
In the case of a car accident, this might be a good thing. All that hope might displace some of the absolute terror of knowing a very bad thing is coming very quickly.
In the case of legislation it is folly.
Things in California are spinning put of control on the adoptee rights front. There aren’t enough crumple zones in the world to save AB372. I’m not sure if some folks see that or not, but it is abundantly clear to rest of us.