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Clark: Since I learned the real truth, I hadn't thought about the adoption,. Dad,
Chloe told me the agency you used was only open six months and I was the only kid adopted.

Jonathan: Look, son, uh, the process is a really tough one, even when you go
through normal channels. With you, it was just a little more complicated. That's all.

Clark: Is everything legal?

Jonathan: Yeah, it's legal, it's just...
Well, it required a higher level of access than you mother and I had.

Clark: What does that mean?
Jonathan: Let's just say that it's a very long road between what's sitting in our storm cellar
and what's written on your birth certificate. There's a big difference between the two?
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Let's just say that it's a very long road between what's sitting in our storm cellar
and what's written on your birth certificate. There's a big difference between the two?
If I'm correct that whatever is in the cellar is connected to Clark Kent's arrival on Earth, the "very long road" would probably refer to the arduous process the Kents went through to get the necessary legal documents and state recognition that baby Clark would need with as few questions asked about his origins as possible.
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Thanks, YoungCalifornian!