If DCF decides to place children away from the parents or guardians DCF policy is supposed to look for “family first” as placement such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins( also to a certain extent family friends, teachers etc.).  The reason is that the transition will be easier for the child.  You should at least consider family( and friends) as a backup and check with the family member to see if he or she is willing to do so and then provide DCF with their information( you do not need to waive rights to do this and can also have them as a backup for third party custody and/or guardianship).